Simplicity At Its Best: PM Narendra Modi Takes Delhi Metro Ride To Reach ISKCON Temple

| February 26 , 2019 , 20:11 IST

Hours, after the government confirmed India's air strikes on terror targets across the Line of Control Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took the Delhi Metro from Khan Market station to reach the Gita Aradhana event at ISKCON-Glory of India Cultural Centre.

PM Modi was all set to unveil a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg, at the ISKCON temple. During the Metro ride, PM Modi could be seen flanked by fellow passengers who were trying to click selfies with him. "PM Modi boarded a train from Khan Market metro station on the Violet Line for reaching the venue," a Prime Minister's Office source said, adding he deboarded at Nehru Place. Inside the coach, he interacted with some of the commuters and posed with them for pictures.

Tight security arrangements has been made in and around the venue, which otherwise is very crowded. Dubbed the 'Astounding Bhagavad Gita', and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, it is billed as the "largest principle sacred text ever to be printed," according to ISCKON.

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 temples and runs 100 vegetarian restaurants and a wide variety of community-serving projects. Prime Minister Modi will be joined by senior ISKCON functionary Gopal Krishna Goswami, and other dignitaries from India and abroad.

PM Modi is likely to address a gathering comprising spiritual leaders, diplomats, social leaders, scholars along with devotees and members of ISKCON from around the world.