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Gita Day - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - Public service announcement sent by HinduNet

anuraag - Fri, 09 Jul 2004 20:28:04 +0530
have jointly organized
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue :
Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Avenue at 27th Street, NYC

The event consists of speeches on the Gita, competitions (essay & recitation) for children and musical presentation of the verses from the Bhagavad Gita.

Salient Features of the Event 10 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m.
Registration : 9:00 a.m.
The program starts at 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. :: Welcome, Introduction, keynote speech and other speeches :
Theme : Yogah Karmasu Kausalam (Effiency in action is Yoga)

Keynote Speaker : Revered Swami Dayananda Saraswati, an authority on the Gita and Indian scriptures and founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in the USA & India

Distinguished Speaker : Dr.B.K.Modi
Other speakers : Swami Nikhilananda of Barasana Dham, Austin, Texas,
Guru Ma , founder of Vedic Heritage Foundation, New York,
Swami Akhilesh (from India)
Dr. Satya Prakash Agarwal, author "The Social Role of the Gita"
Dr. Krishna Bhatta, Author of "Gita Today"
Dr. Mahendra Jani, Founder,Vivekananda Vidyapith, Wayne, NJ
Dr. M.G.Prasad, Specialised in Vedic scriptures and Dhwani (sound) theory
Dr. Atul Chokshi, Dr.Dinker Rai, Dr.Jayaraman and Mr.Joshua Greene (ISKCON)

12:30 p.m.
1. Release of the book "Gita Today"
2.Speeches by children and young adults

1:30 p.m. LUNCH
2:30 p.m. Recitation competition
Prize distribution
Book Release

3:30 p.m. Musical presentation of Gita verses
5:00 p.m. Conclusion


Essay Competition for children :
Children of 12 to 18 years of age will participate. The Essay should be written in English and should not exceed 3 pages.

Subject for the essay : "The Message of the Bhagavad Gita".

The essay should contain the name, address and age of the participant and reach Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 305 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001 on or before August 5, 2004.

Recitation Competition

The children are divided into 2 categories Junior ( 7 to 11 years of age) and Senior (12 to 18 years of age ). They should recite the verses in front of the audience during the event.

The Junior group should recite by heart the first ten verses of Chapter 12 of the Gita. The Senior Group should recite by heart all 20 verses of Chapter 12 of the Gita.

The children desirous of participating in the competition should contact the Bhavan at (212) 989-8383 for registration by August 10, 2004.

The winners in both competitions will be given cash prizes and certificates.

GITA DAY Organizing Committee

Dr. Navin Mehta Chairman
Members :
Dr.Krishna Bhatta, Gita Foundation
Mr. Ajeet Barshikar
Dr. Atul Chokshi
Mr. Bharat Patel
Mr. Rashmi Kamdar
Mr. Ishwar Patel
Dr. Dinker Rai
Mr. Chellappa Rajgopal (Canada)
Mr. Haresh Ramchandani
Dr. P. Jayaraman

Supporting Organizations :
BAPS ; Arsha Vidya Gurukulam; Ekal Vidyalaya Global Foundation; Vedic Heritage, Inc. Barsana Dham (Austin,TX) ; Bridgewater Hindu Temple, NJ; ISKCON; Vivekananda Vidyapith; Indian Council of Religious Leaders; International Gita Society; Mcorpglobal; Neil Laboratories, Inc.; Teleprime, Inc. Schaumburg, IL;; WAVES ( World Association of Vedic Studies); Department of Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, CT; Foundation for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences from India; (ARSI), NY; Yogakshema,Inc. NJ; India Post; ITV; TV Asia.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA 305 7th Avenue 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Tel: (212) 989-8383

Gita Foundation 44 Main Street Skowhegan ME 04976 Tel: (207) 474-8337
nabadip - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 00:43:34 +0530
I propose we send a delegation to participate. Madhava, if shaved nicely could pass as an 18-year-old and win the childrens' essay contest for us. Dirty Hari could be dispatched as the distinguished speaker since he knows to speak eloquently about eternal as well as temporal truths. Betal Nut could go to advocate the Bhagavad-womens-lib-marga, the path toward liberation as practiced by the stronger among the weaker sex. Rasaraja das's son Chaitanya das could herald the glories of the new-age of kumars, of exstatic two-year-olds. Advaitadas could perhaps be motivated to deliver the anti-key-note speech: "To beat or not to beat. The eternal questions and their unbeatable answers."
For the recitation competition, well, how about that one, Jagat, could you train your son? biggrin.gif
betal_nut - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:53:55 +0530
I'm already a participant;

Distinguished Speaker : Dr.B.K.Modi
Other speakers : Swami Nikhilananda of Barasana Dham, Austin, Texas,
Guru Ma , founder of Vedic Heritage Foundation, New York,

Check out this article about me;

Guru Ma: Saintly or Sinister?