The Celebration of Gita Mahotsav brings a moral and cultural resurgence among the people. It becomes even more relevant today as we are living in challenging times. The prime objective of celebrating the festival of Gita Jayanti is to enlightened the people by immortal and intangible heritage of Bhagavadgita- the song celestial.
The Government of Haryana is Celebrating Gita Mahotsav festival in collaboration with Kurukshetra Development Board in the city of Kurukshetra Since year 1989. In the beginning, only religious and cultural programmers were organized by the religious organizations and the Kurukshetra Development Board, but later on a wide range of social, cultural, academic programs got incorporated with the festival.
In the year 2016, Government of Haryana took a decision to celebrate the festival of Gita Jayanti as International Gita Mahotsav since then millions of people visited Kurukshetra. Due to pandemics of Corona the festival was organized in a small and symbolic scale in the year 2020 in which most of the events were organized online. But since last year the festival has again picked up the momentum as it was organized in the year 2019 and earlier.
This year the festival of International Gita Mahotsav is being celebrated in Kurukshetra from 19th November to 6th December 2022. However, the main programs of the festival will be held from 20th November to 4th December. In this festival the country of Nepal is participating as partner country and state of Madhya Pradesh as partner state for enhancing the dimensions and popularity of the festival to the new heights. The participation of International artist and craftsman in the cultural activities and craft fair are attracting a large number of people to visit Kurukshetra. Exhibition from different religious and spiritual organizations are also being organized on the occasion. Many Indian & foreign scholars are participating in the three day International Seminar on Gita in Kurukshetra University. Discourses on the Gita in Sant Sammelan, Mega cultural Evenings, Global Chanting of the Gita by 18000 students, Gita Sobha Yatra, Performances of the artists of the Country, food stalls of different regions of India and huge craft mela are the prime attraction of this festival.
Website – https://internationalgitamahotsav.in/