The Gīta Chanting program began as a Bala Vihar activity, but has now expanded to include the participation of all age groups.
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. He envisioned the chanting competitions as a doorway to life-long friendship with the Gita byway of the progressive strategy to chant-study-know-live the Gita. Children, parents, and grandparents have thus been encouraging each other to participate in this healthy competition, of which the underlying goal is spiritual evolution.
Why Chant Gīta? Swami Pujya Guruji Tejomananda gives a beautiful answer in the video below.
☸︎ The Chapter 2 ślokas (pdf) can be downloaded here
☸︎ CMW Video Chanting Guide: Chapter 2 ślokas 1-38
(each video below covers 2 ślokas)
☸︎ Additional resources from Chinmaya Mission West
Syllabus for 2020-21:
Sankhya Yoga (Yoga of Knowledge)
Chapter 2: Verses 1-24
Gīta chanting is taught during Sunday Assembly.
Mid year Gita Chanting Evaluation
On January 17, 2021 we will have an in-class evaluation. This serves as a preview for the final competition. Children will chant individually in front of a moderating panel.
Gita Chanting Competition
This will be conducted during class time on May 16, 2021.
The Rules and Judges’ Scoring Rubric may been downloaded here