New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday urged the Centre to declare Bhagwad Gita as national holy book.
Swaraj was attending the celebrations marking 5,151 years of the Bhagwad Gita in Delhi. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and several others were also present during the celebrations.
Swaraj added that she participated in the event not as a minister but like an ordinary person.
“I am able to face the challenges as External Affairs Minister only because of the teachings of Bhagwad Gita”, Sushma Swaraj said.
Sushma also said that PM Narendra Modi had gifted Bhagwad Gita to Obama during his US visit and indicated the Bhagwad Gita as a national holy book.
“Bhagwad Gita has answers to everybody’s problems and thus it should be declared national holy book,” Sushma Swaraj added.