Gita Press refuses the award money of Rs 1 crore for being conferred with Gandhi Peace Prize

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Gita Press has declined the award money of Rs 1 crore which was being given along with the Gandhi Peace Prize. The manager Lalmani Tripathi revealed in an interview on Monday that it has been an honor to have been facilitated with the notable prize, but they wouldn’t be accepting the money as it is against their principles. He stated that taking the monetary profits out of the award would mean donations and that is not their objective. Although, they are willing to accept the prize.

The publisher also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of Union Culture for regarding them with the auspicious honor. As soon as the news was received by the population residing in Gorakhpur, also where the press is located, people could not hold their excitement and were extremely joyous. Gita Press is precisely known to be the world’s largest publisher of texts pertaining to Hindu religion and mythology.

The association was started in 1923 by Jaya Dayal Goyanka and Ghanshyam Das Jalan for the purpose of promoting Sanatan Dharma. The jury of the award which is headed by PM Modi decided to unanimously give the prize to Gita Press as they have contributed in all spectrums and made a transformation among the people.

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