Geeta Chanting Competition 2020
Wednesday, July 15 @ 10:00 am - Monday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Chinmaya Mission is organising a worldwide Geeta Chanting competition on verses 1 to 38 of Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Geeta for children aged 5 – 17 years.
Chapter for 2020 competition:
The competition this year is based on Chapter 2, ślokas 1 – 38. The ślokas are grouped as below based on the child’s school year as of December 2020:
|School Year Group (as of December 2020)||Assigned Ślokas*|
|Years 1 – 2||1 – 8|
|Years 3 – 5||1 – 15|
|Years 6 – 8||1 – 25|
|Years 9 – 12||1 – 38|
* Children will be tested on the above verses during the competition. However, they are welcome to learn more than the above verses if they feel comfortable.
Chapter 2 – Yoga of Knowledge
This chapter entitled Sāṅkhya Yoga, provides us with a bird’s eye view of the entire Geeta!
Lord Krishna is now cheering up his good friend, teaching him to look beyond what is perishable and finite, to find joy and happiness from the infinite. These ślokas (1 – 38) also teach us the importance of performing one’s duty.
|1 – 8||Text||Audio with children|
|1 – 15||Text||Audio with children|
|1 – 25||Text||Audio with children|
|1 – 38||Text||Audio with children|
1. Is this restricted only to members of Chinmaya Mission?
No. This is open to all children aged 5 to 17 years.
2. How will children learn the verses?
The Chinmaya Mission Geeta Chanting Competition is a voluntary, self-paced learning program. Children attending Bala Vihar and Junior CHYK will learn chanting as part of the class. If your child is not able to attend Bala Vihar or Junior CHYK classes, please make use of the audio and text links provided above.
3. What are the benefits of chanting?
Our beloved Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, conducted over 500 Geeta Gnana Yagnas. By participating, children gain the precious opportunity to carry forward His work as well as creating a positive vibration within themselves and the environment around. Chanting offers several benefits. A few are listed below:
– Develops pure saṁskaras (impressions) and helps purify the mind
– Chanting vibrations produce a positive impact on the individual and the family
– Could inspire children to explore the meaning of the teachings in our scriptures
– Provides exposure to the Sanskrit language and promotes a sense of cultural identity
– Enables us to develop our memorization skills and develop and use our memory bank
– Equips us with tools that may be used in meditation e.g. ability to sit erect with minimal physical movements, the ability to collect our thoughts and focus our mind
4. Can children outside the age groups (or adults) participate?
For 2020, the competition is open to children between the specified age groups. Others are welcome to use this opportunity and resources to learn even if they are not part of the competition.
5. Important Dates (subject to change)
Registration by August 15th 2020
Evaluations in November 2020