All India Quiz Winners
By Parsada devi dasi
There was a flurry of excitement and joy as the panel of judges announced the All India Bhaktivedanta Swami Literary Quiz winners in Vrindavan yesterday. The Quiz organized by ISKCON Vrindavan, ISKCON Pune and the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School was first of its kind in promoting ISKCON education amongst ISKCON children in India.
The competition was open for children between 10-15 years old. The winners of the competition are:
15 years old – Manjulali Manjari Biswas
Sri Mayapur Dham
14 years old – Divya Kala
13 years old – Aakriti Gupta
12 years old – Devansh Pushkarna
11 years old – Goura Chand Das
10 years old – Tusti Panchasara
ISKCON Chowpatty/Meera Road
The prizes the fortunate souls will receive during kartik are:
1.A baby calf from the Bhaktivedanta Swami Goshalla
2.Free kartik parikrama with Deena Bandhu Prabhu
3.A set of Bhagavad Gita and Krishna Book from BBT Vrindavan for their school library
4.A Srila Prabhupada murti for their personal worship from the Krishna Balaram Gift Store in the temple
5.Children’s publication from ISKCON Pune
6.A free one month summer camp at IYF Pune
7.A Krishna Balaram Treasure Box from Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School – Vrindavan
8.Maha Feast at Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School
9. An awards certificate
Ananda Vrindavaneswari devi dasi, principal of the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula in Vrindavan, said “On behalf of the sponsors of this prestigious event, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the temple presidents and nama hatta leaders who coordinated the competition in their temples. The response was overwhelming and we feel very confident that our ISKCON children are studying Srila Prabhupada’s books under the supervision of their congregational leaders. We would like to see this quiz become an annual event all over the world.”
What the winners say of the Quiz
MANJULALI MANJARI BISWAS:
“This competition was too good an opportunity to miss. There was nothing to lose only amazing experiences to gain! More to learn about Krishna!”
“Thank you for organizing such a quiz. This was an opportunity for me to study Srila Prabhupada’s books properly. It was so much fun! And all that wonderful prizes!”
“I have never been to Vrindavan, so I prepared from my heart to win this competition and go to Vrindavan. This made me become serious in studying Srila Prabhupada’s books. Krishna has answered my prayers, thank you!”
“I am so happy to have entered this competition, so much to learn about Mahabharata and Lord Krishna. I hope we can have this every year. I thank Lord Krishna for making me a winner!
GOURA CHAND DAS
“Through this competition I have gained more spiritual knowledge and have become serious in my chanting also. I never knew I will win, I thank Lord Krishna.”
“Thank you for organizing a quiz for ISKCON children. I am very happy to be a winner. I want to thank my teachers in Copal’s Garden School.”
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