The Gīta was Swami Chinmayananda’s life breath. He wanted the Lord’s Song to echo among people of all ages and across all continents. For that reason, Srimad Bhagavad Geeta is the heart of Chinmaya Mission.
The Gīta Chanting program began as a Bala Vihar activity, but has now expanded to include the participation of all age groups. Gurudev envisioned the chanting competitions as a doorway to life-long friendship with the Gita, a progressive journey of chanting ➤studying➤learning➤living the Gita.
With this underlying goal of spiritual evolution, children, parents, and grandparents have been encouraging each other to participate in the annual Gīta Chanting competitions offered in Chinmaya Mission Centers worldwide.
Swami Pujya Guruji Tejomananda gives a beautiful answer in the video below.
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End of Year Gita Chanting Competition (May 15, 2022)
This will be conducted on May 15, during the Sunday Bala Vihar session. Participants will chant in person, individually in front of a moderating panel.
Mid-Year Gīta Chanting Evaluation (Jan 9, 2022)
This served as a preview for the final competition at the end of the year. Participants chanted individually, over Zoom, in front of a moderating panel.
Verses to be evaluated:
|Class||Verses for evaluation|
Mid Year (Jan 9, in class)
|Verses for evaluation
End of Year (May 15, in class)
|Bharadwaj Class||39-46 (8 verses)||47-54 (8 verses)|
|Dhruva Class||39-49 (11 verses)||50-60 (11 verses)|
|Sandeepany Class||39-52 (14 verses)||53-66 (14 verses)|
|Vyasa Class||39-55 (17 verses)||56-72 (17 verses)|
|Shankara Class||39-55 (17 verses)||56-72 (17 verses)|
|Chinmayam Class||39-55 (17 verses)||56-72 (17 verses)|
|Adults||39-55 (17 verses)||56-72 (17 verses)|