Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition
Vision & Objective of Gita Chanting
Pujya Gurudev explained that the Bhagavad Gita is the “handbook for everyday living”. In order to bring this philosophy into children’s lives, the Bhagavad Gita Chanting competition was pioneered by Chinmaya Mission. Bhagavad Gita chanting and competitions are vehicles for inspiring and motivating children and adults to learn and memorize the sacred verses of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda explains the grand vision behind this project as follows:
“Chant – Study – Know – Live”. Chanting introduces one to such a noble text. This kindles the curiosity to know more about the meaning and the contents. This in turn, leads to study. The knowledge gained thereby is translated into actions and thus becomes a way of life.”
2023 Competition Information
Global Initiative: Gita Chanting competition is now a global initiative – your family will be learning the same verses as the Chinmaya family all over the world, select verses from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, based on participants’ ages! Further details in the ‘Competition Rules’ document.
Local Competition: Registration is ongoing for all children and adults in ONTARIO, CANADA. Last day to register is March 31st, 2023. No exceptions. Note: within Canada, if your local Chinmaya Mission Center is offering the competition, please register with them.
Competition Date: May 2023 (exact date TBD) at 8832 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0B1 (West end) / 8 Seasons Drive, Scarborough (East end)
Online testing option available only for those who are outside GTA and not able to attend in person.
How To learn? All verses will be taught in Bala Vihar at assembly and in classes. All that is required by families is 10-15 minutes of regular practice at home! Practice resources are available on this page. Families that are not part of Bala Vihar are welcome to join and use the resources to learn! Our extra tutoring classes are also open to all interested.
Extra Tutoring Sessions: Chinmaya Mission Teachers are offering extra tutoring sessions for all interested participants. Once you register for the competition, you will get a confirmation email with an invite to join a WhatsApp group. Class details will be posted in the WhatsApp group.
Do I have to memorize? Even if you don’t memorize the verses, you can participate! Please see the Competition Rules for further information.
Awards: Special awards will be given to all participants who chant their assigned verses from memory with minimum errors. More details in the Competition Rules document.