BENGALURU: Thousands of people from all walks of life recited ‘Soundarya Lahari’ hymns along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on Sunday afternoon.
The two-day event ended on a high note with about 75,000 people participating in the event, including 60,000 women.This was the 10th year that Vedanta Bharati had organised the recital event. Eighty-two-year-old Sharadhamma said she had come from Krishnarajanagar in Mysuru district to attend the event with her family. Volunteer Ashish, a student of a private college in Bengaluru, said he was impressed with the participation from colleges across the state.
Social issues also took the centre stage on the second day as many NGOs spread messages on the importance of education, health and philanthropy. Free food and drinking water facilities were arranged for the participants.The devotees were enthralled to see Narendra Modi chanting the hymns and his opening remarks in Kannada drew a huge round of applause.Yadathore Sri Yoganandeshwara Saraswathi Mutt chief Sri Shankara Bharathi seer described it was a graceful moment.