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With the grace of our Sri Swamiji, School Mass Prayers for the 10th/ 12th standard (appearing for board exams) have been conducted around Ambasamudram from 3rd to 09th December 2014 along with a Mass Prayer for the general public on 07th December 2014. We also had a Namasangeerthanam at Manarkoil along with a Nagarakeerthan. The arrangements have been made in an excellent way by Sri Ramanan, in-charge of Ambasamudram Namadwaar. Sri Muraliji representing our GOD India, attended to these School prayers & Satsangs and gave lectures.

Schools:

He has explained the ways to overcome fear, the requirement to eradicate negative thoughts for positive results, quotes from the life of great people who overcame many challenges to emerge successful, the need for Parents and teachers for our success and the importance of praying the God to succeed in exams and life. The Students have chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest for sometime at the end of prayers and they were all given Kumkum Prasad and HareRama book tag. The list of schools (8 schools and 2400 students) have been given below:

1)      Theertapathi HSC- 325 nos., 2) Chatram Bharathi Main School-550 nos (Boys+Girls), 3) Welfare HSC, V.K.Puram- 450 nos  4) Chatram Bharathi Girls School (200 nos)  5) Thilagar Vidyalaya HSC, 400 nos 6)  AVRMV HSC- 200 7) Merit Matric HSC-75  8) Gopalasamudram Venkatramayar HSC -200 nos

Mass Prayer at Samudhaya Mandapam, Ambai:

The satsang was attended by more than 120 devotees and Sri Muraliji spoke on the greatness of Bhagavan and the importance of chanting Mahamantra in this age of Kali to obtain his blessings. Harerama stickers/ Kumkum and prasadhams were given to all the devotees.

We also had a Nagarakeerthanam attended by 40 people on Sunday Morning around Namadwar for more than 40 minutes.

Satsang at Manaar Koil, 7th December:

A satsang was arranged at Venugopal swamy Temple, Manarkoil between 10 am to 1 pm, attended by more than 90 people. Everyone chanted Mahamantra for close to 2 hours continued with a Nagarakeerthan  and ending with a Massprayer.



GOD Bangalore conducted 2 sessions of Motivational Lecture and Mass Prayer on 6th Dec 2014, for students appearing for X and XII Board examination. The morning sessions from 10:00 am – 12.30 pm was held at the Jnana Jyoti Auditorium – Bangalore university campus, Palace road and the afternoon session was conducted at the newly constructed Seetharama Hall (Adjacent to Sri Sundara Anjaneya Swamy Temple), Kalkere, NRI Layout. Over 1700 students across 35 schools in Bangalore participated in the session. Smt. Seethamma – Registrar, Bangalore University and Sri. Sankaranarayanan – Trustee, Veda Vyasa Purana Patasala Trust were our distinguished chief guests for the morning and afternoon sessions respectively.

The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp by our GOD volunteers followed by rendering of the “Karnataka Anthem” by Ms. Madhuri Narayan and Ms. Payal. This was followed by a video presentation on the GOD activities around the world detailing the mission, activities and recognition received. GOD clean-up activities conducted in various parts of Tamil Nadu was then presented by Sri. Sanath to bring in awareness amongst students and academicians present, as well as encourage them to participate along with our volunteers in the coming years.

For the 2nd year in succession, GOD – Bangalore awarded scholarships to meritorious students of class X and XII coming from under privileged society to partially support them for their school fees and higher education. For the academic year 2014-15, the number of students who received the scholarship was 33 as against 14 students who were offered during academic year 2013-14.

Inspirational lectures were delivered by Sri Gurumurthy Raman and Dr. Bhagyanathan in the 1st session and by Sri. Vijay Subramanian and Dr. Bhagyanathan in the 2nd session. Students who participated in game show during the Mass prayer sessions were given freebies as a token of our appreciation. Sri. Abhishek Narayan compered both the events interestingly by engaging with the audience intermittently.

The program culminated with chorus chanting of the Mahamantra by the entire audience reverberating in the whole auditorium. All the participants were provided with freebies and light snacks.

The feedback mails and messages received post the mass prayer session from the various school management is extremely encouraging with many schools acknowledging the benefits to the students coming at the most appropriate time.  Mahamantra chanting has been included across 15 schools in the school prayer session. The Management of every school has thanked GOD profusely for recognizing and awarding scholarship to the needy students and encouraging them at the right time.



With the everflowing grace of our Sri Swamiji, School Mass Prayers for the 10th/ 12th standard (appearing for board exams) have been conducted in and around Tutucorin/Tirunelveli/Kovilpatti/Kadambur and Nagerkoil from 25th to 02nd December 2014. The arrangements have been made in an excellent way by Smt Kanchanaji representing our Tutucorin Namadwaar and well co-ordinated by Mrs & Mr.Ramkumar.

Sri Muraliji representing our GOD India, attended to these School prayers and gave lectures. He has explained the ways to overcome fear, the requirement to eradicate negative thoughts for positive results, quotes from the life of great people who overcame many challenges to emerge successful, the need for Parents and teachers for our success and the importance of praying the God to succeed in exams and life. The Students have chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest for sometime at the end of prayers and they were all given Kumkum Prasad and HareRama book tag. The list of schools (15 schools and 6250 students) have been given below:

1) Karapettai Nadar Girls HSC (600 nos) 2) Kovilpatti Kammavar Girls HSC (350 nos) 3) K.R.Vidyalaya (250 nos) 4) Ayira Vaisya HSC (180 nos) 5) Chinmaya Vidhyalaya HSC  (230 nos) 6) MDTH HSC (500 nos) 7) Sri Saradha HSC (160 nos) 08) Imayam School HSC (180 nos) 9) Kadambur Hindu Nadar (300 nos) 10) Sivathayapuram Hindu Nadar HSC (135 nos) 11) Kumari Matric School HSC and 12) Ramalakshmi HSC (250 nos) 13) Subbiah Vidyalaya HSC (2540 nos) 14) Sri Jayendra Saraswati Nadar HSC (425 nos) 15) Pushpalatha, CBSE (150 nos)

We also had a 2 day satsang on 29th & 30th November 2014 at our Tutucorin Namadwar attended by more than 150 people.



With the grace of our Sri Swamiji, School Mass Prayers for the 10th/ 12th standard (appearing for board exams) have been conducted around Karaikudi from 3rd to 07th November 2014. We also had a Mass Prayer for the general public at Nallamuthu Mariamman Koil, on 4th November 2014. The arrangements have been made in an excellent way by Mrs Chandra Ramakrishnan, Co-ordinator of Karaikudi Kendra. Sri Muraliji representing our GOD India, attended to these School prayers & Satsang and gave lectures.

Schools:

He has explained the ways to overcome fear, the requirement to eradicate negative thoughts for positive results, quotes from the life of great people who overcame many challenges to emerge successful, the need for Parents and teachers for our success and the importance of praying the God to succeed in exams and life. The Students have chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest for sometime at the end of prayers and they were all given Kumkum Prasad and HareRama book tag. The list of schools (11 schools and 3475 students) have been given below:

  • Leaders Matric HSC (185 nos), Subiah Ambalam & Kalaivani Matric HSC (130 nos), Muthiah Alagappa HSC (200 nos), SMS HSC (490 nos), Alagappa Matric HSC (800 nos), Aavudayar Govt Boys HSC (400 nos), Aavudayar Govt Girls HSC (200 nos) Saraswati Girls HSC (150 nos), Kendriya Vidyalaya HSC (120 nos), Vidyagiri Matric HSC (800 nos)

Mass Prayer at Nallamuthu Mariamman Koil:

The satsang was attended by more than 70 devotees and Sri Muraliji spoke on the necessity of Prayer and the importance of chanting Mahamantra in this age of Kali to obtain Bagavan’s blessings. Harerama stickers/ Kumkum and prasadhams were given to all the devotees.



With the grace of our Sri Swamiji, School Mass Prayers for the 10th/ 12th standard (appearing for board exams) have been conducted for 4 schools attended by more than 1100 students around Cuddalore from 27th to 29th October 2014.

Sri Muraliji representing our GOD India, attended to these School prayers and gave lectures. He has explained the ways to overcome fear, the requirement to eliminate negative thoughts for positive results, quotes from the life of great people who overcame many challenges to emerge successful, the need for Parents and teachers for our success and the importance of praying the God to succeed in exams and life. The Students have chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest for sometime at the end of prayers and they were all given Kumkum Prasad and HareRama stickers. The list of schools has been given below:

1) Thirupathirupuliyur HSC 2) CKS HSC School 3) Saint Antony Matric HSC 4) Lakshmi Charodia Matric HSC



Puranava 2014 – Bangalore

The Semi Finals and Finals of the Puranava 2014, Bengaluru – Inter District Indian Heritage Quiz Competition was held at St. Joseph Indian Institution Auditorium, Bangalore on 6th September ‘14. All 23 schools that qualified to the Semi Finals from the zonal rounds put in special efforts to prepare their children for the ‘Grand Day’.  Over 250 students participated were present at the venue cheering for their schools respectively.

The Program commenced with lighting of lamp, followed by chanting of the Mahamantra by one and all present.  All teachers/principal from the participating schools were felicitated before the commencement of the three Pre-Final rounds.

Thereafter, activities of the GOD India Trust (Bangalore chapter) were presented by Delhi Kumar, including a brief of the zonal rounds of Puranava. Sri U Ve R. Balaji, Principal, Sandeepani Patasala and Sri Ramanujamji comprised the jury for the Semi-Finals & Finals. Quiz Masters Vijay Subramaniam and Roopa Gurumurthy conducted the three pre-finals admirably. About 6 teams qualified for the Grand Finals of Puranava 2014, Bengaluru. Abhishek Narayan, the Quiz Master for finals provided valuable titbits to the audience making the event very well received.

This year featured a variety of entertaining rounds for both semi-finals & finals with slokas from Srimad Bhagavatham. There was excitement and enthusiasm all around as positions kept swinging at the end of each round. The entire auditorium was reverberating with cheers during the entire course of the event.

Poorna Pragnya High school, Malleswaram emerged winners while Sri Pawan English School, Malleswaram emerged the runners up followed by Cluny convent, Rajaji Nagar. Participating students from both the Semi-finals and the Finals were presented with Certificates & gift vouchers.

Dr. Anil Rao Paila, Dean , Welingkar Institute of Management and Research & Mrs. Devaki Kumar, Principal , Chinmaya Vidyalaya, St. Johns Road, Ulsoor, were the Chief Guests for the event and delivered an inspiring talk to the children, where the quest to know & learn from our Puranas are facilitated by GOD India Trust in such a simple & defining manner. Sri Gurumurthy, who anchored the program, ended the event with the national anthem.



Puranava ’14, the annual Inter school Heritage quiz organised by GOD India Trust was conducted on 2 August (Saturday) under the benign blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. The event kicked off at 10 AM with about 150 teams (of three students each) representing 65 schools, participating in the prelims round. With 25 questions including five swing questions, the teams were given thirty seconds to brainstorm and come up with the answer in the prelims round. Tapovan Hall, the venue of the event, occupied by students from many different schools attired in their respective uniforms truly resonated our Bharatiya theme ‘Unity in Diversity’. As soon as the prelims got over, answer sheets were collected, for evaluation by a panel of five eminent people. Answers to the questions were discussed during that time in the midst of were loud cheers and thunderous applause, post which the six finalists were decided. The Finals for the event was designed with four rounds, each testing the knowledge of finalists in the History of India, History of Chennai and Sanatana Dharma (Srimad Bhagavatham and Ramayanam in particular). The quiz master, MK Ramanujamji had the session very lively and interactive providing trivia on the answers as well as generously questioning audience on related topics. The finals was a keenly contested battle, bringing out the better out of the three participants from Maharishi Vidya Mandir, the winnersAMM Matriculation, the runners. Prizes were distributed by Manikandanji of Oman and Hariharanji of Chennai, India. Students and teachers alike, lauded the question bank of the quiz, for its fine mix between Religion and History. The students and their accompanying teachers, parents were served food by GRT Hotels and Resorts. The event, thus concluded with students vowing to participate in Puranava ’15.



With the blessing of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, Samskruti’ 14, the annual heritage fest was organised by Global Organisation for Divinity India Trust the third consecutive year, on 27 July, Sunday commencing at 9 AM. With as many as seven Art & Craft contests revolving around the theme “Long, long ago in India”, the event witnessed participation of about 750 students from 55 schools in Chennai, occupying an entire floor of Ramakrishna Mission School, T Nagar, the venue! In particular, the ‘Pot Painting’ contest, depicting ‘Music, Dance and Folklore’, attracted maximum students, giving rise to the most intense competition among all. One of the parents cheekily remarked “Students are having a field day while the judges aren’t“. The prize distribution ceremony began at half past one with Ramanujamji explaining the need for the heritage fest and requested parents and teachers alike, to send students for such heritage fests. During the ceremony, judges for the competition; Nishaji and Priyaji of USA, detailed the various criteria employed in judging the winning entries and highlighted how multiple entries succeeded in checking all boxes (leaving one to think how right the parents’ remark was). The winners were announced a midst thunderous applause and loud cheers. The rolling shield, awarded to a school based on ‘number of winning entries’, ‘number of participants’ etc was bagged by Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Chennai, whose teachers, students collectively received the shield from Manikandji of Oman. With no exception to the rule ‘All good things need to come to an end’, the organisers wrapped up the event, thanking the generous sponsors for extending support, volunteers from MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai for assisting in supervising the students and inviting students to participate in Puranava’ 14, (to be held on 2 August, Saturday), the annual heritage quiz. The event was well covered by the media houses, with Dinamalar, the popular tamil daily, covering the events in great detail in Page 3 of its Monday edition (28 July).



A motivational talk was delivered by Ramanujamji to the 10th and 12th standard students (around 450) of Sri Sankara Vidyalaya, East Tambaram on 19 July.

Ramanujamji focused on the importance of studying for the purpose of learning vis-a-vis studying for securing higher marks, highlighting how the former would benefit the students enrich their knowledge as well score higher marks in the exams.

The interactive session also witnessed a number of students expressing their perspective of exams and Ramanujamji clarifying the true intent of exams by explaining the concept of ‘competition’.

The program ended on a high with the students chanting the Hare Rama Mahamantra, the 6-3-2 way, an excerpt posted here.



Bengaluru GOD Satsang organized a lecture program for students at the Amar Jyothi school, KR Puram, Bengaluru on 15th July 2014.

Ramanujamji spoke on “Stretching to reduce fear” to about 120 students of tenth standard . The session was very interactive and lively and well received by the students.



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