PM Modi launches Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagvad Gita

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the e-book virtually

The event has was organised to commemorate the sale of over 5 lakh copies of the Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita

Launching the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita, in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the text, “the greatest source of knowledge, about everything that we can hope for”. 

Drawing parallels between the genesis of Bhagavad Gita and the present day, Modi remarked that, “humanity is passing through similar conflict and challenge”. 

Citing the ever relevant power of the Bhagavad Gita, the Prime Minister called upon people to take inspiration from he core message of the text- “action”. “It could provide strength and direction to once again emerge victorious from the challenges humanity faces,” he said.

According to a press release by the Press Information Bureau, Swami Chidbhavanandaji is the founder of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam Ashram at Thirupparaithurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Swamiji has authored 186 books and all genres of literary composition.

File Photo: Swami Chidbhavanandaji

His scholarly work on the Gita is one of the most extensive books on the subject. Tamil version of the Gita with his commentaries was published in 1951, followed by the English in 1965. Its translations into Telugu, Oriya, German and Japanese were undertaken by devotees.

Watch the full address by the Prime Minister, here: