Jaipur, Feb. 4, 2018: A gala prize distribution ceremony was held today by the Hare Krishna Movement (HKM), Jaipur at Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura.
The Chief Guest at this ceremony was Shri Om Prakash Modi, Chairman, Okay PLUS Group. The Special Guests were Shri J P Sharma, Bureau Chief, ETV Rajasthan; Shri Ravi Santlani, CEO, Scoo News; Shri Akash Kumar, Circle Head, Axis Bank and Shri Daya Karan Singh from Datawind. His Grace R Govinda Dasa, President of Akshaya Patra Foundation, Rajasthan, presided over the ceremony.
At this prize giving ceremony, HKM, Jaipur launched its annual magazine — Savigyanam.
The Shri Krishna Contest organized by the HKM, Jaipur was to promote India’s legacy, culture and traditional values with core instructions from the Bhagavad-gita.
Shri Krishna Contest was a written quiz competition for students of class 5 to 10 where six different books related to Krishna Consciousness were given to the students for reference study and a Quiz was held based on the books. A written examination was also held based on the instructions given by Lord Krishna and His pastimes.
5000 students from 50 schools participated in the contest. A physically disabled child, Krishna Lalwani won the first prize. He is unable to walk and is not a full-time student at any school. He studies at home on his own under his mother’s guidance. During his spare time he regularly reads books related to Krishna’s pastimes. He was awarded with a touch-screen laptop by M/s Datawind which manufactures the Akash brand of PCs in Rajasthan.
The students who were winners at the inter-school level were awarded medals, certificates and gifts. Mementos were presented to teachers and principals of all participating schools.