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Kanpur youth writes Gita on wooden plank, gets call from PMO

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Published on 24 Feb 2016 1:37 PM GMT

Kanpur youth writes Gita on wooden plank, gets call from PMO
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Kanpur: Sandeep Soni, a youth who had written the verses of Holy Bhagwadgita on a wooden plank has got a call from the Prime Minister office (PMO).

Sandeep has written 706 couplets in 18 chapters of his 32 page Gita. He wanted to gift his piece of creativity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi three years ago when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.

He has received a phone call from the PMO on Saturday last and has been asked to come to the office along with his wooden Gita.

About Sandeep:

Hailing from the lower middle class family, Sandeep was clad with the responsibility of getting his sisters married. He completed a course in Carpentry from the ITI and soon started to work at a shop.

He started working on this project in 2009 and completed the herculean task with firm determination in 2013.

He lives in Barra area along with his wife, mother and two children and hails from Tiwaripur village of Rae Bareli district.

He even works as a newspaper hawker in the morning.

A diehard Narendra Modi fan:

He was so influenced with the charismatic personality of then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi that he decided to gift Gita written on wooden plank.

Failing on numerous occasions, he continued his efforts to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and even went to New Delhi and filed an RTI.

About his Gita:

According to Sandeep, he has written Gita on wooden scraps and his passion to make a wooden Gita cost him Rs 20,000 and a lot of hard work.

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