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Congress condemns Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 for Gita Press, Twitter outraged

The Congress party on Sunday, lashed out over the decision of conferring the Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 on Gita Press.

The announcement of awarding the Gita Press with the Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 came on Sunday after a jury headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to this decision.

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday, slamming the decision took to Twitter and termed the decision as a travesty.

Ramesh posting a picture of the cover of a book Gita Press And The Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul wrote, in the book the author back in 2015, had revealed the biography of Gita Press that throws a light on the tempestuous relations that it had with Mahatma Gandhi and the disagreements it had with him on his political, social and religious thoughts.

The Congress leader further wrote that awarding Gita Press is like awarding Savarkar and Godse.

Well, Congress’s criticism didn’t go down well with the users on Twitter, users slammed Ramesh’s remarks.

Renowned Human Rights advocate and tEDx speaker Ankit Bhuptani replied saying most of the people from his generation, who had no access to internet do have an understanding about the scriptures because of the Gita Press. He further said Ramesh’s hatred for Hindus and Hinduism is clearly shown and asked if it is the official stand of his party also.

Senior Journalist Abhishek Upadhyay wrote hailing the Gita Press that it has contributed a large role in establishing the religious thoughts within the people of this country and asked if the Congress is again moving towards becoming a pure left organisation supporting the Muslim League (referring to Rahul Gandhi’s recent remarks during his US visit) and now opposing the honor to Gita Press.

One user pointing out to the contribution of Hanuman Prasad Poddar (Founding Editor of Kalyan, a spitual magazine published by the Gita Press) wrote, the Congress is forgetting his contribution in setting up the Gorapkhpur University.

As per an official statement, Gita Press, established a century ago in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh is celebrating its centenary this year is ranked as one of the world’s largest publishers, having the record of publishing 41.7 crore books  in 14 different languages, includes 16.21 crore Shrimad Bhagvad Gita.

The Gandhi Peace Prize is an award given annually to institutions and individuals for their role in bringing a political, social, economic change through Gandhi’s ideology of non-violence and others.

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