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WELL DONE: Winners of the district level Gita shloka chanting competition organised by the Chinmaya Mission in Tiruchi on Saturday. —
WELL DONE: Winners of the district level Gita shloka chanting competition organised by the Chinmaya Mission in Tiruchi on Saturday. —

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Sankara Vidayalaya takes the shield for maximum number of contestants

TIRUCHI: A Shrimad Bhagavad Gita shloka competition organised by Chinmaya Mission in the city evoked an overwhelming response from students of various schools in the district.

260 shortlisted

A total of 4,300 students participated in the contest held in various parts of the district of whom, 260 were shortlisted for the district level contest. Divided into groups, the contest was held for the seniors, juniors and sub-juniors.

Selection parameters

Accent, diction and presentation formed vital factors for the selection of winners in the contest, said Vijaya Priya, one of the coordinators of the contest.

Gopalakrishnan of Agasthiyar Publications said the conduct of such contests would help build the character of students by imparting values in them.

He appreciated the parents’ efforts in encouraging their wards to recite the holy verses.

Purification

Swami Sridharananda of Chinmaya Mission spoke on the importance of epics and the ethics in our motherland. The recital of the verses would purify one’s heart and mind. The shield for deputing maximum number of students for the contest went to Sankara Vidayalaya, Tiruchi.

The following are the winners : Sri Asvika, J Abirami, Sri Priyadarshini, S. Hareesh, R. Anusri Murali, R. Prakash, A.D. Niranjan and S. Poornakrupa.

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