December 28, 2011
Press Release: International Gita Society opens a school for poor Hindu children in Bangladesh.
Fremont, California: The International Gita Society (IGS) opened a school for the poor Hindu Children named Vishwa Niketan School on December 21,2011 in Subidhat Village of Dinajpur District . The function was started with reciting the Bhagavad Gita slokas. Hindu citizens participated in the function in large scale. The occasion was graced by the IGS, Bangladesh President Mr. Bishwanath Roy and other local elites. President Shri Roy announced “ The Bhagavad Gita and a syllabus of Balgokulam prepared by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA are the integrated part of the school curriculum,”. As biting cold was sweeping in the village, warm clothes were distributed among the poor Hindu students. The function was concluded by the national Anthem of Bangladesh.
This education initiative of the IGS was lauded by Jaydeep Chaudhari, Vice President of the IGS USA (a parent organization). Mr. Chaudhari looks for a large scale expansion of the IGS activities in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka in upcoming years based on the Bhagavad Gita. More schools for poor Hindu children are expected to be launched in Pakistan within a week or so with the help of IGS Pakistan and Pakistan Hindu Seva.
The IGS was founded by Dr. Ramanananda Prasad, Retired U.S.Navy Official and Professor of San Jose State University in 1984. The IGS is a registered, non-profit, tax-exempt, spiritual institution in the United States of America. More than 100,000 Bhagavad Gita copies have been distributed around the world for free till date.
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