New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday described Rashtra Raksha Mahayagya as a symbol of unity and national integration, saying that India wants to become a powerful nation for the welfare of the whole world and not to pose threat.
"The main objective of this (Rashtra Mahayagya) is to make our county more prosperous and strengthen our nation," Rajnath Singh said after flagging off the 'Rath Yatra' from the central Delhi's India Gate.
It will collect soil and water for a week-long Yagya in the national capital between March 18-25.
The Mahayagya will be organised in the lawns outside the Red Fort in Old Delhi, in which over 1,100 priests would participate.
"It is not to pose a threat to any other country but it is to serve the rest of the world, and to ensure that India again takes the seat of Vishwa Guru (world leader)," the Home Minister said.
Rajnath Singh also said that "a prosperous India will always work towards making the world more prosperous".
He also described the week-long Mahayagya a unique effort not just for India but for the whole world. "It is a symbol of our unity and national integration," Rajnath Singh said.
First Published: 14 Feb 2018, 22:36:13