PM takes Delhi Metro ride for ISKCON event
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday boarded a metro train from Khan Market station on way to attend an event at ISKCON temple in south Delhi's East of Kailash, officials said. PM Modi unveiled a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg, at the temple, located near Kailash Colony metro station.
"He boarded the metro train at Khan Market station at 4:25 pm and travelled up to Nehru Place Metro station, leaving the station at 4:38 pm. After attending the event he traveled back by boarding metro from Kailash Colony station at 5:45 pm and leaving Khan Market Metro station at 5:56 pm," said a DMRC official.
Dubbed the 'Astounding Bhagavad Gita', and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, it is billed as the "largest principle sacred text ever to be printed," according to ISCKON. "PM Modi boarded a train from Khan Market metro station on the Violet Line for reaching the venue," a PMO source said, adding he de-boarded at Nehru Place. Inside the coach, he interacted with some of the commuters and posed with them for pictures.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 temples and runs 100 vegetarian restaurants and a wide variety of community serving projects. Tight security arrangements were made in and around the venue, which otherwise is very crowded.