Our Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda worked tirelessly for 40 years to propagate the message of the Bhagavad Gita. Pujya Gurudev said 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 created.
Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda explains the grand vision behind this project as “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.”
The Gītā chanting competition was started by Chinmaya Mission in 1991. The goal is to help children, youth and adults to memorize and chant a selected chapter or set of verses from the Bhagavad Gītā. Over the years, over 5 million people around the world have participated in the competition!
Classes are conducted at Chinmaya Gokul every Sunday 12:30 to 1:00 to teach the children how to chant the selected verses. The competition is usually held every year in April-May. Please check our calendar and contact the Gita Chanting coordinator for further details