Muslim boy wins Bhagvad Gita contest

Jaipur, Dec 20 : A Muslim teenager from Jaipur has won the state-level Sanskrit competition, where the emphasis was on Bhagvad Gita.

Nadeem Khan, 16, who claims to be a lover of Sanskrit, participated in the state level Sanskrit essay competition, Gita Fest, organised by Akshaya Patra Foundation and stood first. A student of Class X at a government school, Nadeem’s father works as a labourer,
Nadeem says he finds Sanskrit language interesting ever since it was introduced in his curriculum in Class VI.

Nadeem says : “I find this language best among all known to me. I never found it alien even though we rarely get a chance to speak it, even in my class. The competition has acknowledged my devotion for the language,” said Khan.

Two other Muslim students- Zaheen Naqvi and Zorabia Nagori of class II and IV respectively also bagged awards at the competition. The winners will be getting their awards on Wednesday.
Over 8000 students from 200 schools across Rajasthan attended the competition that involved an essay on Gita, recitation of Gita verses and handwriting.

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