Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, a 12-year-old Muslim girl in March 2015 won the first position at the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League. She won the prize for explaining the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita.
Siddiqui who studies in Class 6 of Cosmopolitan High School at Mira Road near Mumbai won the contest from among 4500 students of 195 schools.
Mariyam said she learned from Bhagwad Gita that humanity is the biggest religion in this world.
Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League
Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League was an inter-school competition. It was organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in March 2015.
The English version of the holy book was given to students for a month for preparation purpose for explaining the teachings of the holy book. The competition included recitation of the Gita in English along with a written test.
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