New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, shared the significance of Akshaya Tritiya which happened to fall today.
PM Modi said, “Today when I am sharing my ‘Mann Ki Baat’ with you, it also happens to be the holy festival of Akshaya-Tritiya’. ‘Kshay’ in Hindi means destruction but ‘Akshay’ means that which is indestructible or which never ends or is forever.”
“We all celebrate this festival every year in our homes, but this year it bears a special significance for us. In the present troubled times, this is a day that reminds us that our soul, our life-force, is ‘Akshay’. This day reminds us that no matter how many difficulties block our path, no matter how many disasters are wreaked upon us and no matter how many contagions have to be faced – the human spirit of fighting and battling them are inexhaustible,” he said.
It is also believed that on this day the Pandavas got the Akshaya-Patra through the blessings of Lord Krishna and Lord Suryadev, Prime Minister added.
“Akshaya Patra was the mythical vessel which always remained replete with food! Our farmers are our Annadata or providers who work hard in adverse conditions, for the country, for all of us, imbued with this spirit. It is due to their hard work, that today the country has vast reserves of food grains for all of us and for the poor. On this day of Akshaya Tritiya, we should give a thought about the preservation of our environment, forests, rivers and the entire ecosystem, which play an important role in our lives. If we want to remain bestowed with ‘renewable’ resources then we must first ensure that our earth remains ever abundant,” outlined Prime Minister.