The Self Development Academy
Plot No.76B, H.No.42-603/10/1, St. No.3
MJ Colony, Moula Ali, Hyderabad 500 040
Pantula Sreerama Sastry Memorial
Vegam Premier League (VPL)
Vedic Math Based Cricket Tournament
A grand valedictory function was organized on 5th January, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Ravindra Bharati Auditorium to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of publication of the seminal work on 'Vedic Mathematics' by H.H.Swami Bharati Krishna Teertha, former Sankaracharya of Govardhan Math, Puri, a VPL tournament has been organized with participation of about 20 schools all across Hyderabad to spread the awareness about Vedic Math, remove math phobia from children’s’ minds and redeem their birth right to their ancestral knowledge.
Shri K V Ramanachary, IAS (Retd.), Advisor (Cabinet Rank) to Govt. of Telangana on Culture, Tourism, Endowments, Youth and Media Affairs, was the Chief Guest. In his inimitable style of flowing oratory, he held the predominantly children audience in spell bound attention with high appreciation for the concept of attracting students to a difficult subject like mathematics through the pouplar medium of cricket. He urged all the concerned experts to bring out hidden gems of knowledge in our ancient literature for the benefit of the younger generations.
A Guru Vandana was performed to the best known Vedic Math teacher Dr. RVSS Avadhanulu, M.Sc.(Nuclear Physics), M.A. Ph.D.(Sanskrit), M.A. Ph.D.(Jyotisha), Former Dy. Director (Computers), NIMS, Hyderabad, Managing Trustee & Chief Executive, Shri Veda Bharati, Hyderabad. Speaking on the occasion he explained how the secrets of the cryptic Vedic Math sutras were revealed to Swamy Bharati Krishna Teertha in deep meditation.
Certificates, special gifts, trophies and Best Bowler, Batsperson, Fielder, Person of the Match and Person of the Tournament awards were given. Sanghamitra School, Nizampet Road (Hyder Nagar) received the winner's trophy and cheque of Rs.25,000/-. First Runner-up team, Serenity Model School, Nagaram Rs.15000/-, Second Runner-up Kenedy Vidya Bhavan, AS Rao Nagar, Rs.10000/- , third and fourth Runners-up teams Geetanjali School, Pragati Nagar and CAL Public School, Saket, Rs.5000/- each. Ms. Shravani of Serenity Model School, Nagaram was the Champion of the Champions winning the Person of the tournament award.
Famous cricketer of yester years Sri Noel David advised the students to pursue academics with same zeal and happiness as sporta activities.
Sri G V Ramakrishna Murty, known for his TV ‘Pravachanams’ on various spiritual channels spoke of the importance of upholding the spiritual values of our ancient knowledge and traditions.
A Souvenir with articles by Vedic Math experts was released.
Famous Cine Playback singer Malavika enthralled children with her sweet words and melodious impromptu singing.
Managing Trustee, SWIS®, Smt. M Padmawati was present among the dignitaries on dais.