Vrindavan, 2017.03.02 (VT): A grand ceremony was held at the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School to celebrate the farewell of the 12th grade students. Several senior devotees of Iskcon graced the event, and blessed the students.
Shri Panchagauda Dasa, the temple president of Shri Krishna Balaram Mandir addressed the students and inspired them to carry on the values they had learnt throughout the years of studying in the BGIS.
Shri Deena Bandhu Dasa Prabhu was also present in the event. He was delighted to witness the loving exchanges between the students and teachers.
The certificates were awarded by Shri Bhakti Marga Swami, Malati devi dasi and Mahadevi mataji. Shri Bhakti Marga Swami congratulated the students and wished them with great success in their future career.
Smt. Mahadevi Dasi mataji stressed on the importance of the Bhagvad Gita. She exhorted to keep the message of Bhagvad Gita in their hearts. She also glorified the school system for upholding the teachings of Gita as the essential part of the education.
Expressing her appreciation for the students, her grace Malati mataji reminded the outgoing batch of students on their significant role and responsibility in pushing forward the movement of Srila Prabhupad.
The most touching part was when the students and teachers shared their reflections. Every time a student spoke about their experiences in the school, the teachers couldn’t help crying and when the teachers gave their speeches, the students burst out in tears too.
It was an inspiring moment how the mood of loving Vaishnava relationship developed between students and teachers. Some of the parents also spoke and they were very thankful to the school that it improved the behavior of their sons.
The students offered an ecstatic kirtan in gratitude to their teachers, parents, and the community members.
The program ended with amazing sanctified pasta, ice cream, sweet rice and so many mouth-watering preparations.
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