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Monday, November 7, 2016

The Gita Contest - December 3, 2016

12:39:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

The Gita Contest 2016 - Bhagavad Gita Chanting and Essay Writing Competitions

As part of the 50 years of ISKCON celebrations, Krishna’s Funskool of Toronto Hare Krishna Temple is pleased to announce the ‘Gita’ Contest – Bhagavad Gita Chanting and Essay writing competitions for children.
Event Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Venue: The Hare Krishna Temple, 243 Avenue Road, Toronto

Bhagavad Gita chanting competition: 
Category 1: 3 – 5 years: 5 selected verses – Recitation only
Category 2: 6 – 8 years: Chapter 12 – any 10 verses of your choice – Recitation only
Category 3: 9 – 11 years: 15 selected verses – Recitation and Translation

Please note: The selected verses will be sent by email to the participants on completion of registration

Preliminary rounds: December 3rd – 11:00 a.m.
Finals: December 3rd – 4:00 p.m.

Bhagavad Gita Essay Writing competition: 12 – 15 years
Age Groups: 
Category-A: Grade 7 & 8: 12-13 years
Category-B: Grade 9 & 10: 14-15 years
Please note: Topics will be sent by email to the participants on completion of registration
Essay Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by midnight
All entries should be submitted online at on or before December 3rd, 2016 by midnight. Entries after this deadline will not be accepted
Award Ceremony: December 11th – 6:30 p.m.

  • Assured prizes and Certificates of Participation for all contestants
  • For Gita verses and translations, please refer only to Bhagavad-gita As it is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
  • Contestants should bring proof of age (preferably copy of birth certificate/ photo ID card with age on the day of the contest
  • Registration fee is $15 per child (can be paid online at, or at the Registration desk at the temple on Sundays between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.)

For details about content for Bhagavad Gita Chanting and Essay topics, registration and other information, contact


Anonymous said...

Such a great idea!!!

devotee said...

Hare Krishna.

RE:Gita contest. For the category 1(3-5yrs) verses are not given...Pls specify

Anonymous said...

Please clarify, the verse recitation and translation is off of memory or they can read it aloud from notes?

Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) said...

Please write to for your questions related to the contest.