With the objective of fostering love for Sanskrit language in children, the school organised the City Level ‘Chinmaya Geeta Chanting Competition’. The competition, each year, involves recitation of specific verses from the chapters of Bhagvad Gita, for which this year the eighteenth chapter has been chosen. The school level competition was already conducted in the month of August and 271 students from grade KG1 to IX were shortlisted for the city level competition. The students were divided into four groups. Group A comprised of the pupils from Grade KG to STD. II; group B, grade III to V; Group C, grade VI to VII and Group D, grade VIII and IX. A panel of judges comprising scholars of Sanskrit decided the winners, based on the students’ pronunciation, memory and presentation abilities.
In group A, the first position was secured by Prishni Dey of Std. II B. Pahel Chaudhary of Std. I E and Anvi Gupta of Std. II B secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In group B, the first position was secured by Akshita of Std. III D. Sweekrity Singhania of Std. V F and Kushagra Pandey of Std. III H secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In group C, the first position was secured by Pragati Mukherjee of Std. VI B. Himanshu Gadhyan of Std. VI D and Avishi Jaiswal of Std. VII F secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In group D, the first position was secured by Shatakshi Dasgupta of Std. VIII C. Khushi Singh Chauhan of Std. VIII A and Shreya Sharma of Std. VIII C secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. All the above students have been selected to participate in the Inter-City Level Geeta Chanting competition. In addition, 36 consolation prizes were received by our students.