[Advaita-l] forward mail on Gita Dayprogram
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Fri Jul 9 08:54:26 CDT 2004
Dear respected members,
Namaste. I have received an email on Gita Day program, and the details are
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BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, USA
have jointly organized
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2004, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Avenue at 27th Street, NYC
The event consists of speeches on the Gita, competitions (essay &
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
Theme : Yogah Karmasu Kausalam (Effiency in action is Yoga)
Keynote Speaker : Revered Swami Dayananda Saraswati
an authority on the Gita and Indian scriptures
founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in the USA &
Distinguished Speaker : Dr.B.K.Modi
Other speakers : Swami Nikhilananda of Barasana Dham, Austin, Texas
Guru Ma , founder of Vedic Heritage Foundation,
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,
Dr.M.G.Prasad, Specialised in Vedic scriptures
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
3:30 p.m. Musical presentation of Gita verses
5:00 p.m. Conclusion
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPETITIONS
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.
The children are divided into 2 categories Junior ( 7 to 11 years of age)
( 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
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
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
Supporting Organizations :
BAPS ; Arsha Vidya Gurukulam; Ekal Vidyalaya Global Foundation;
Vedic Heritage, Inc. Barsana Dham (Austin,TX) ; Bridgewater Hindu
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
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
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