Gita Jayanti 2020

ISKCON of New Jersey Sunday School

Hare Krishna! Welcome to our Gita Jayanti newsletter. For years, students from all classes have been memorizing and presenting Bhagavad Gita verses and their translations to honor this important scripture in our lives. Even though we were not able to commemorate Gita Jayanti together in-person this year, our Sunday School celebrated it on December 20th. This year, each class was responsible for a different set of chapters from the Gita. Our youngest class, Gopal class, covered chapters 1 - 4, Kishore class did chapters 5 - 8, Madhava class recited from chapters 9 - 12, and finally, our oldest class, Govinda class, presented chapters 13 - 18. The Sunday School Leadership Interns were last. In our newsletter, we invite you to view the Zoom recording below where all of our wonderful students recited their verses, led by their respective teachers: Deepshika mataji, Vrinda mataji, Damni mataji, Prema Rasa mataji, Nalini mataji, and Premananda prabhu. Our Govinda class also wrote realizations to their verses, which can be found below the Zoom recording information. Please take some time to look at their amazing work. Thank you to students, parents, and congregation members for their support!

Recitation Zoom Recording

To access the Sunday School Gita Jayanti recording, view the YouTube video below!

ISKCON of New Jersey Sunday School Gita Jayanti Recitation

Govinda Class Realizations

Each year, our Govinda class, composed of 6th graders and above, traditionally recite their verses, translations, and a special realization about what the verse means to them. This year, they were inspired to write their reflections down to share with the congregation. Below are the personal Bhagavad Gita realizations from students as creatively compiled by Premananda das. Hare Krishna!

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