Equating the century –old Gita Press to a temple for crores of people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an event in Gorakhpur Friday, said that the institution was a living faith to which even Mahatma Gandhi was emotionally attached to.
“Gita Press is the only printing press in the world, which is not just an organization but a living faith. Gita Press is not just a printing press but a temple to crores of people,” PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI while addressing the centenary celebrations of Gita Press — one of ‘world’s largest publisher of Hindu books ‘.
…Gita Press is the only printing press in the world, which is not just an organization but a living faith. Gita Press is not just a printing press but a temple to crores of people…The press’ name also has Gita & the work also has Gita…”: PM Modi during the…
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2023
“On the occasion of Gita Press completing its 100 years, our government has conferred Gita Press with Gandhi Peace Prize. Gandhiji was emotionally attached to the Gita Press. He once used to write for it through Kalyan Patrika,” the Prime Minister added.
In its centenary year, Gita Press, a landmark publishing house established in Gorakhpur in 1923, was unanimously selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 by a jury headed by Modi. The Gandhi Peace Prize, instituted by the Centre in 1995 — the year of Gandhi’s 125th birth anniversary — is a tribute to the ideals espoused by the Mahatma.