Sunday, 19 March 2017

5-Year-Old Muslim Girl Wins Bhagavad Gita Recitation Contest In Odisha

5-Year-Old Muslim Girl Wins Bhagavad Gita Recitation Contest In Odisha

A five-year-old Muslim girl in the coastal district of Kendrapara in Odisha topped the Bhagwad Gita recitation contest.

Firdaus topped the Gita recitation contest held on Wednesday by getting the better of senior competitors.

A Class 1 student of Sovaniya residential school, the girl memorised the Hindu religious scripture at an early age when her classmates were learning how to reading alphabets.

Firdaus is an exceptional talent and she stood first in the Gita recital competition for the sub-juniors in the 6-14 years category, said a judge of the competition, Biraja Kumar Pati.

Firdaus was miles ahead of her competitors. At one go, she recited the Gita with consummate ease without stopping. Her pronunciation was immaculate. “We awarded her 90 marks out of a total of 100”, described another judge of the district level competition, Akshyaya Pani.

“My teachers have taught me moral education and have inculcated me the spirit of ‘Live and let others live’. I believe that all human beings are members of an extended global family. This is what my dear teachers tell us in the classrooms”, the girl said.

“I am a proud mother. It is giving me immense satisfaction after knowing that my daughter has stood first on reciting Hindu religious scripture Gita. Credit for my daughter’s success goes to the school teachers,” her mother Arifa Biwi said.

In 2015,
Maryam Siddiqui a 12-year-old Muslim girl from Mumbai had outperformed over 3,000 participants at the 'Gita Champions League' contest, organized by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon).


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