Master Gourav Sharma, student of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra has secured highest marks in the annual examination of class 8th conducted by the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, Varanasi, in April – May, 2013.
On his outstanding achievement, Master Gourav Sharma has been awarded a medal by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, who is Chancellor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, at its convocation held on 28th November, 2013.
Shri. N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has congratulated Master Gourav Sharma and the Principal along with his team of Acharyas and Teachers on the spectacular performance of the Gurukul in the 8th Class Annual Examination conducted by the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyala.
It is pertinent to mention that all the 16 students of the Gurukul who appeared in this examination have secured 1st Division with marks ranging from 70.88% to 79.50%.
The outstanding performance of Master Gourav Sharma has brought laurels to the Gurukul which has achieved this distinction within fourth year of its existence. This has become possible due to excellent coaching and provision of other facilities provided by the Shrine Board for the all round development of the students of the Gurukul.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, informed that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has established this Gurukul which was made operational in July, 2010.
Twenty students are admitted to the Gurukul every year and are provided boarding, lodging, education, books, uniforms etc. totally free of cost. This Gurukul has been established with the prime objective of imparting Vedic and Sanskrit education to the students, which includes Vedas, Karam-Kand and Puja rituals.
The Gurukul has been granted affiliation/recognition by the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, Varanasi on permanent basis upto Acharya (Post-Graduation) level with effect from the academic session 2012-2013.
The students are also being imparted quality modern education, including computers, mathematics, sciences, English etc. at this Gurukul along with Vedic and Sanskrit education. For the all round development of students at Gurukul, they are being provided with sufficient exposure of outdoor and indoor sports, apart from regular music classes.