Kanpur Carpenter Carves the Gita on Wood, Presents it to PM Modi

Kanpur’s carpenter gifts PM Modi the Bhagavad Gita carved on wood

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For Sandeep Soni, a carpenter of Jarauli area in the city, it was a dream come true when he got an opportunity to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Soni had been invited by the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) last month to hand over a unique Bhagavad Gita to the PM, which had been carved on wood.

An admirer of Narendra Modi, Sandeep wanted to meet Prime Minister but was disappointed when he was told to hand over his Gita to PMO.

Prime Minister Modi, however, acknowledged Sandeep’s request to meet him personally and asked him to reach Delhi on Tuesday.

Sandeep, his mother Saraswati Soni and his friend met the PM and presented him with the Gita, having all 706 ‘sholakas’ and weighing 40 kgs.

Modi later tweeted about his meeting with Sandeep.

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