Muslim girl from lucknow on road to becoming Gita recitation champion

ANI | Updated: Dec 25, 2017 22:36 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 25 (ANI): Breaking religious barriers, a Muslim girl from Lucknow has emerged victorious in a Gita recitation competition organised by Education Board of the city.

Afreen Rauf, the Muslim girl who started reciting the Gita in Lucknow's Municipal Girls Inter College and said that she got the inspiration to learn the holy book from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"I heard Prime Minister Modi and Yogiji recite shlokas, it inspired me to learn and recite them. I hope the state chief minister acknowledges my efforts," she said.

It is not just Afreen who is spreading the message of harmony with this act, but even her family supports her in this.

Afreen mother said she is very happy with her achievement and said that she never stopped her from following her dreams.

"We are very happy and the entire school, teachers are happy with her accomplishment. She always wanted to learn this and we never stopped her. There is no difference between Hindu and Muslim, all are one", Afreen's mother said.

Afreen participated in the recitation programme organised to honour Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the state capital, where around 25 students took part.

The finale will be held on December 29 on Bal Gangadhar Tilak Jayanti and Afreen wishes to receive the award from the state Chief Minister who will also be present there. (ANI)