Gita Press Awarded Gandhi Peace Prize. Congress Says “Like Rewarding…”


New Delhi:

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today slammed the Center. For awarding the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 to Geeta Press. A publisher from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Calling the decision by a jury headed. By Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “fraud”, the Congress MP compared it to awarding Hindutva. Icon VD Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. He also referred to a 2015 book on Gita Press written by journalist Akshay Mukul. Claiming it exposed the publisher’s “stormy relationship” with the Mahatma. The Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by. The Government of India in 1995, to mark the occasion. On the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, as a tribute to the ideals inspired by him. Geeta Press is celebrating its centenary this year.

PM Modi said the publisher, one of the largest in the world, has done “commendable work” in the last 100 years.

“I congratulate Gita Press, Gorakhpur for being awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize 2021. They have done commendable work in promoting social and cultural. Change among people over the last 100 years,” the Prime Minister tweeted this morning.

“The Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 recognizes the significant and unparalleled.

Contribution of Gita Press in contributing to the collective upliftment of humanity. Embodying the true Gandhian way of life,” a government release said.

The award consists of ₹ 1 crore, a citation, a plaque and a magnificent. Traditional handicraft/handicraft item. But, Gita Press said that it is a matter of great. Pride to be awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize, but the publisher will. Not accept the cash component of the award in keeping with its. Tradition of not accepting donations of any kind.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma lashed out at the Congress in a tweet. He accused the party of “launching a war against India’s cultural values and rich heritage”.

“With the victory in Karnataka, the Congress has now launched a war against. India’s cultural values and rich heritage. Be it in the form of repealing the anti-conversion. law or criticizing the Gita Press. The people of India will resist this aggression and reassert us. With equal aggression, the values of civilization. ” he tweeted Other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. Have also condemned Mr Ramesh and called the Congress a “Hindu-hating party”. A spokesman also chided Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray. for allying himself with the grand old party, even as it attacks. Hinduism, Hinduism, and even Savarkar, whom Mr Thackeray calls his god.

“Congress hates anything Hindu. From Hindu terrorism to opposition to Ram Temple. Bhagwa terror to blaming Hindus for 26/11 and now attacking Geeta Press.

Congress = Hindu hate party! They wanted to ensure that the Ram Mandir was not built

Does Uddhav Sena agree with their attacks on Hindus, Hindutva and even Savarkar?” BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala tweeted “Congress hates Geeta Press because. The real message of Sanatan and Hindutva is spread in every corner.” Mr. Poonawala said in another tweet attacking Congress. “Congress considers Muslim League secular but Geeta Press is communal.” Zakir Naik Shanti ka Masih but Gita Press is communal,” he added, referring. To former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s. Rcent defense of his party’s allies in Kerala. Past Gandhi Peace Laureates include organizations such as the. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Ramakrishna Mission. , Akshay Patra, Sulhav International and luminaries like late Dr. Nelson Mandela. Baba Amate and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
“Established in 1923, Gita Press is one of the world’s largest publishers, publishing 41.7. Crore books in 14 languages, including 16.21 crore Srimad Bhagavad Gita. The company has not relied on advertising in its publications to generate revenue. Its affiliates, including Gita Press, are dedicated. To improving lives and the well-being of all. Strives for,” reads the citation.

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