New Delhi, Mar 9: A carpenter from Kanpur got an opportunity to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Sandeep Soni, a newspaper vendor and carpenter from UP's Kanpur, on Tuesday met PM and presented a copy of the Gita, carved on wood, to him.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the request of Sandeep and asked him to reach Delhi on Tuesday. Sandeep, his mother Saraswati Soni and a friend met PM and handed him over the Gita, having all 706 'sholakas' and weighing 40 kgs."
Sandeep Soni presented to me a copy of the Gita, carved on wood. I thank him for his kind gesture. pic.twitter.com/mbFKR0cEKP— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2016
Narendra Modi was so much impressed by Soni's work that he shared images of the Gita gifted to him by Sandeep on social media. After PM Modi tweeted the image, it went viral over the internet.
Soni has spent four years carvings the shlokas of Bhagwad Gita on wooden panel, according to Deccan Chronicle.
"I was always a fan of Mr Narendra Modi and I even tried to meet him when he launched his election campaign in Kanpur in 2014. I am so excited that I will finally get to meet him and gift him this Gita", he was quoted as saying in the daily.