President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that Hindu scripture 'Gita' can offer a spiritual way out for the present-day youth, who is caught in the vortex of insecurity, tension and confusion.In his address after inaugurating an international seminar on Gita organized as a part of the 'International Gita Mahotsav' in Kurukshetra on Saturday, he said that the eternal message of Gita transcends the barriers of age and time and the boundaries of countries."All people should celebrate Gita Mahotsav every day in their mind as well as at their homes. This International Gita Mahotsav is a celebration of the moral, spiritual and cultural renaissance not only in Haryana and the country, but in the entire world," Kovind said.Hailing the daughters of Haryana for bringing glory to the state and country at international level, the President said this had been made possible with its message on karma and complete devotion to work.
Commending the initiatives taken by the Haryana government to empower women, he said the biggest step in this direction had been successful implementation of the national programme of 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao'."The gender ratio of Haryana in 2011 was 830 girls for every 1,000 boys which has now reached 937 with the efforts and cooperation of both the government and the people," he said, while commanding the initiatives of the Haryana government in this direction.Citing the examples of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, astronaut Kalpana Chawla, mountaineer Santosh Yadav, international women wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Geeta, Babita and Vinesh Phogat, the President said all had proved their mettle in different fields."Manushi Chhillar, who hails from Jhajjar district, has also kept the flag of India flying high at the global level in the Miss World event. She has accorded motherhood the status of best profession in the world. With this remark, our daughter has presented Haryana's rich heritage and cultural values before the world. The success of Haryana's daughters underscores Gita's message on karmayoga," he added.