By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 22 Aug: To uphold the true spirit of life advocated by Krishna, the ‘11th Inter School Gita Paath Competition’ was organised by Kasiga School, here, today.
The programme commenced with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest for the occasion, Premchand Shastri, Vice President of Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy, the judges, Budh Dev Sharma, State Secretary of Sanskrit Bharti, Sadhna Dimri Hegde, a prominent Sanskrit professor at the SCERT, and Vaidya Shikha Prakash, Senior Consultant – Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, along with the Director, Welfare, of Kasiga School, Chandni Batta, senior management members Mali Nand Kumar, Nand Kumar, the Head of School, Sonali Sinha, and Jose Tom, Deputy Head, Academics.
The students of Kasiga presented a divine Odissi dance recital to venerate Krishna. The Head of School, Sonali Sinha, extended a hearty welcome to the participating schools and expounded the life lessons of Geeta and how it emphasises the truth and thus helps us in attending to one’s responsibilities.
This was followed by the students from various prestigious schools of Dehradun – Welham Girls’ School, Welham Boys’ School, Unison World School, Tula’s International School, Jaswant Modern School, Model School, The Indian Public School and The Asian School taking the stage to present the famous ‘Viraat Roopa’ from the eleventh chapter of the Bhagwad Gita.
The enthralled audience had the opportunity to soak their consciousness in the doctrines of Krishna who enlightened the entire humanity with the eternal wisdom of the Gita.
Team Kasiga School was adjudged the winner, while Manav Bharti India International School and Olympus High School won the first and second runners up positions, respectively.
The programme culminated with the presentation of souvenirs to all participating teams. The Chief Guest, in his speech, congratulated all the participants and urged them to imbibe the principles of the Gita in their lives so that they become the ambassadors of Indian heritage and culture.
The Vote of Thanks was presented by the Deputy Head of Academics, Jose Tom.