`Gita Govinda` to be part of Commonwealth Games ceremony

Terming `Gita Govinda` as one of the "biggest epic stories ever written in the country", Delhi CM, Sheila Dikshit said poet Jayadev`s creation would be part of the ceremonies of the coming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Bhubaneswar: Terming `Gita Govinda` as
one of the "biggest epic stories ever written in the country",
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said poet Jayadev`s
creation would be part of the ceremonies of the coming
Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

"Gita Govinda, created by legendary poet Jayadev
of Orissa on relationship of Lord Krishna with Radha and other
gopis, in the 12th century, would be given due place at the
international sports event, she said while attending a
function here last evening.

Lauding Orissa`s contribution in the field of
literature, sculpture and arts, Dikshit placed poet Jayadev at
par with Sanskrit scholars like Kalidas.

Though `Gita Govinda` was a classic, many people in
India do not know about it, the Delhi chief minister pointed
out asking all concerned to popularise the `epic` inside the
country and abroad.

"One of the prominent portion of Gita Govinda would be
placed before the international audience during Commonwealth
Games at New Delhi to be held in October," she said.

PTI

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