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The Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula students joined the Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebration in Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School in Vrindavan. The girls offered a beautiful dance presentation and a wonderful drama about the story of “Ashishwar Mahadev”. The girls performances amazed the audience and leave them spell-bound.

Help In Her Education


My name is Ruchi Lohkana. I’m 11 years old. I live in the village of Nandgaon. My mother’s name is Suta Lohkana and my father’s name is Satveer Lohkana. My father is a truck driver, he is always away for 2-3 months and he only spend 1-2 weeks with us. I have two brothers; Manish is 5 yrs. old and Krishna is 7 yrs. old. I also have 2 sisters; Ritu is 10 yrs. old and Rekha is 15 yrs. old. All of my brothers and sisters doesn’t go to school, they don’t know how to read and write. Our parents couldn’t afford to give us education. I was so fortunate when i was chosen to get free education at Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula. Our school provided us with free delicious vegetarian lunch everyday and they also take care of our school supplies; such as notebooks, textbooks, ball pens, pencils, papers and school uniforms for summer and winter season. I help my mother in household chores and I practice mantra meditation everyday. My favorite subjects are English, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. I come to embroidery and dance classes every Saturday. I wanted to become a teacher someday so I can also teach the poor children in our village and around Vrindavan. I would like to thank my sponsor, Mr. Sundar Kanhai Prabhu.

You can also help my sisters and other girls in our village to get education by sponsoring them. Thank you so much to all your kindness.

HG Jagadisvara Madhava Das and Family


His Grace Jagadisvara Madhava Das and his wife, Her Grace Lavanga Radha Devi Dasi together with their family visited the Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula in Nandgaon today. They came from Bangalore and they are here in vrindavan for a short visit.

Mercy from Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi


The Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula of Nandgaon would like to thank Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi for donating four sets of kartals and a mrdanga ( a maha from Panchatatva altar in this year kirtanmela in Mayapur).



“My name is Priya Thakur. I’m 12 years old and I live in Nandgaon. I clean our house everyday and help my mother in household chores. I make cow dung cake and collect dried wood for cooking. I used to beg in the streets until the Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula opens a free school in our village. I started to study there at 6th grade, now I’m in 8th grade. My favorite subject is English. Everyday I chant 6 rounds of Hare Krishna mantra in my beads. I want to become a doctor someday. My two sisters are also studying in Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula. I would like to thank my sponsor, Mr. Peter Joseph. You can also help other girls in our village to get education. Thank you very much.”

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Girls who marry young stay at home. They don’t finish school. And they will soon become locked in a cycle of illiteracy, poverty, ill health and ultimately, powerlessness. Let us break this vicious cycle by empowering her through education and skill development training. Girls need to be in school- apart from education this can prevent them falling into child marriage and exploitation


Some families in India are so MALE-CENTRIC that they end up with half a dozen girls in the hope of producing at least one male baby; the picture above is a family in Nandgaon who end up with 11 girl child in an attempt to have a boy child. Four of their daughters are attending the Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula free school for the girls in Nandgaon.
Most girls in our school are from underprivileged families who would otherwise not be able to attend school. Many girls that are now in school were used to either beg in the area or were constrained to household activities with no hope of ever getting educated.
Girls are usually seen as burden in the rural areas, with no concept of educating them and are married off early, sometimes even as a child. This puts them in a very dangerous situation where they are forced into adult roles at a very young age.
The Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula is an attempt to educate girls at least up to higher school and give them vocational training. This will enable them to be literate and professionally independent. This school adopts a holistic approach to education, a combination of Indian vedic culture and modern education. The emphasis is to enable a girl child to face the challenges of modern world while rooted in Indian spiritual culture.