Andhra Pradeshs Muslim girl recites Sanskrit verses of Bhagwad Gita

January 13th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin  

Hyderabad, Jan.13 (ANI): Cutting across religious dogmas, a teenaged Muslim girl in an Andhra Pradesh village here has perfected the art of reciting Sanskrit verses with ease from Hindu scripture Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.
Salma Sultana, a resident of Godur Village in States Karimnagar District, was motivated to learn Sanskrit verses by her schoolteacher who conducts special class for 30 students after their school hours.
Salma has memorised five chapters of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita in verse form which are not so easy to learn by just anyone. And, she attributes the credit of her feat to Telugu teacher K. Rajesh for enabling her to recite the difficult Shlokas with utmost ease and authority.
“In our school, children are taught Shlokas from Bhagwad Gita . One of the girls named Salma Sultana who studies in the eighth standard came to me and said that she wanted to learn Shlokas from Bhagwad Gita . So I gave her my time and taught her these Shlokas. She mugged up five chapters (of Bhagwad Gita) and another 13 chapters are left. I will try to finish the remaining chapters as well,” said K. Rajesh, Telugu teacher.
The fact that Salma Sultana comes from a Muslim family and still enjoys reciting Sanskrit Shlokas (verses) of Shirmad Bhagwad Gita captivates everyones attention besides inspiring all children in her village. She has turned a star attraction for her ability here.
Salma has earned a lot of appreciation and scores of prizes for reciting all the 30 Shlokas from the Shrimad Bhagwad Gitas chapter seven that deals with the knowledge of the absolute.
In 2006, she received a special prize for reciting 24 Shlokas from Shrimad Bhagwad Gitas sixteenth chapter. (ANI)

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