Knowledge knows no boundaries

Discussion in 'India' started by Aum, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Aum

    Aum New Member


    They say knowledge knows no boundary. Nor colour, nor caste. Nor religion.

    Maryam Asif Siddiqui, a 6th Grade student studying in Cosmopolitan High School, Mira Road, Mumbai, recently won the GCL – Gita Champions League. She broke all stereotypes when she competed against 3000 participants and excelled the 100 mark multiple choice questions test based on the Gita in the Gita Champions League which was organized by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) in January. Maryam studied material that was provided by Iskcon for almost a month before giving the test in English. She received the prize on March 15th, 2015.

    Maryum has always been curious to know about different religions and often read up on them in her free time. She believed that this contest was a good way for her to understand what the Gita was about. It’s no surprise to know that Maryum’s broad thinking comes from her family who completely supported her idea to take part in the competition and believes that one needs to respect and accept all religions and before children come under any bad influence, parents need to talk to them and make them understand what is right.

    We believes that Humanity is the greatest religion that one must follow and it’s high time we stopped differentiating on the grounds of religion.And of course, we wish her the heartiest of congratulations for winning the GCL and salute her for becoming an example of communal harmony at the tender age of 12.

    -Anoushka Saharoy
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