Gita Press Gorakhpur accepts Gandhi Peace Prize but refuses to accept price money

Geeta Press Gorakhpur-Gandhi Shanti Price

Gorakhpur: Geeta Press Gorakhpur, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious publishers of religious books, was announced to be given the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021 this time. This announcement was made by the Ministry of Culture on Sunday following the decision of the jury headed by Prime Minister Modi. Meanwhile, Geeta Press has said that it will definitely accept the honor but will not take the amount received along with it.

Lalmani Tiwari, manager of Gorakhpur Geeta Press, said, “We do not take any kind of financial aid or award, so we are not accepting it. Let us tell you that Geeta Press has never accepted any award even before this. Was. People associated with the management said that this time, breaking the tradition, the honor would be accepted. But the amount of one crore rupees received along with it will not be taken.

It may be known that after the announcement of the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021 to Gita Press on Sunday, the people associated with Gita Press were very happy. Along with this, a wave of happiness ran among the local people as well. Where PM Modi and CM Yogi congratulated Geeta Press by tweeting. At the same time, politics got heated after the tweet of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

The trustee of Gita Press said that Mahatma Gandhi had a special connection with Gita Press. He wrote the first article for Kalyan Patrika. With this, Gandhiji mentioned the misuse of the word natural. After this, he wrote many articles or messages for welfare. After the death of Gandhiji, his thoughts continued to be published in Geeta Press. Mahatma Gandhi wrote the foreword for Gita Press’s Gita Praveshika on 8 October 1933.

This is how Geeta Press started
It may be known that Gita Press was established in the year 1921 by Jaidayal Goenka in Govind Bhavan Trust in Kolkata, from this trust Gita was published. Errors used to remain in the books during printing, for which Goenka ji complained to the owner of the press, then he said that if you want the publication of such a pure Gita, establish your own press. After which there was talk of setting up a press to publish the Gita, then it was decided to set up a press in Gorakhpur. After this, on April 29, 1923, the publication of Gita was started in the Hindi market by taking a room at a rent of Rs.10 per month. After which Geeta Press was gradually formed.

Geeta Press Gorakhpur-Gandhi Shanti Price

Books are published in 15 languages including Shrimad Bhagat Geeta, Ramcharit Manas, Puranas, and Upanishads from Geeta Press. These include Hindi, Sanskrit, Bangla, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Assamese, Oriya, Urdu, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, English, Nepali, etc. languages. So far, more than 92.5 crore books of about 1850 types have been published by Geeta Press.