JANMASHTAMI 2017

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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.

Mercy from Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi

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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).

A GIRL CHILD IS NO LESS THAN A BOY CHILD

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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.

Purusha Suktam and Sri Suktam Homa Ceremony

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April 6, 2017 – The girls of Bhaktivedanta Vaishnavi Gurukula were greatly blessed by the performance of Purusha Suktam and Sri Suktam homa early this morning in Nandgaon. The fire sacrifice was officiated by His Grace Priti Vardan prabhu, the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Academy and the Mayapur Gurukul boys headed by their Principal, His Grace Krishna Chaitanya prabhu. The puja homa was dedicated for the good fortune of Bhaktivedanta Vaisnavi Gurukul students and for the start of their new school year session. Mr. Nayar from Sleepwell Foundation attended the ceremony on behalf of Mrs.Namita Gautam. Mrs.Gautam has sponsored the computer lab for our school last year in 2016.
The feast was organised by Mr Kalhan Matoo from Mumbai.
We wish to conduct this as a big event next year and would love to have more wellwisher to be present at the ceremony.

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WORLD PEACE CAN BE DONE

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Students of Bhaktivedanta Vaisnavi Gurukul (Nandgaon) and Bhaktivedanta Gurukul and International School (BGIS- Vrindavan) participated in World Peace Project last Friday, March 17. Punyatama Das the organizer for Sanatana Dharma One Love Revolution and Drum Dance Pray organization is here in Vrindavan to continue promoting his world peace campaign. He was inspired by Srila Prabhupada and he travels around as servant of world peace carrying the divine message of Krishna Bhakti or pure love to attain genuine peace and cruelty-free planet. He brought 195 international flags representing each nation to participate and unite for a better world. The gurukul students hosted the flags and joined the call to end all wars, hunger, malnutrition, starvation and homelessness.

 

Students received their report card completion

 

 

 

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The Bhaktivedanta Vaisnavi Gurukul (Nandgaon) released and distributed its Report Card to each student last Thursday, March 16. The report card will inform a child’s parents of her academic development throughout the school year.  There were specific marks and grades provided in the report card that reflects to student’s performance.   The students are now ready for the new school year which will start on March 20.

Vrindakund Festival 2017

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The Bhaktivedanta Vaisnavi Gurukul joins the 14th annual Vrindakund festival and kalash yatra where the ladies carried the pots on their heads with coconuts. The nagar kirtan parade started from Sri Pavan Sarovar and walks around the streets of Nandgaon, that delighted the brajvasis and went up to the Sri Nanda Bhavan . The party went inside the temple for ecstatic kirtan. The Gurukul girls danced in euphoria led by their school principal Kalavati mataji. From Nanda bhavan the procession continues down to Vrindakund while the students from Bhaktivedanta Vaisnavi Gurukul started leading the harinam sankirtan. In Vrindakund His Grace Dina Bandu prabhu gave a wonderful stories about Vrindadevi, Gupta kund, Vrindakund and Nandgaon. The program was concluded by an arti on the temple and with delectable prasadam distribution for everyone.

BHAKTIVEDANTA VAISNAVI GURUKUL – MOVING TOWARDS SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

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“Make A Change”

I see it on the streets
As we walk right by
What little value
we place on human lives!

But it’s time we get priorities
It’s time to rearrange
Won’t turn my back any longer
It’s time we make a change!

END POVERTY AND HUNGER NOW!
SUPPORT US TO CONTINUE PROVIDING FREE EDUCATION AND NUTRITION TO THE UNDERPRIVILEGED GIRLS OF BRAJ.