Why must all Hindus must read the Gita?

An unfortunate reality that we need to accept is–How many Hindus have read Gita, Mahabharata, Puranas or the Vedas? Can you respect something you haven’t even read or heard about? Merely putting a hand over the holy book is a mere gesture which doesn’t mean anything. Parents should encourage their children to read books like Gita which goes not promote any rituals but shows us a path to live life in the best possible manner