In his recent trip to Japan, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, presented a copy of Shrimad Bhagvad Gita to the Emperor of Japan.
He said, "Today I went to the Maharaja of Japan, I have given one copy of Gita to him," he said, adding,"Because I don't think that I have anything more to give and the world also does not have anything more to get than this.". The remark triggered another round of applause from the assembled gathering.
He said, "For gifting I brought a Gita. I do not know what will happen in India after this. There may be a TV debate on this. Our secular friends will create 'toofan' (storm) that what does Modi think of himself ? He has taken a Gita with him that means he has made this one also communal. I don't know why, but people create controversies even with such trivial things nowadays, but I have my own commitment and my own conviction is that if I meet some great person of the world, I will give it (Gita) and that is why I brought it,"
Our Prime Minister is indeed different. Would a 'secular' Nehru or his Congress successors have gifted a copy of Bhagvad Gita ? Our Prime Minister is not just a political lion but also a spiritual lion.