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Over 500 attend cultural meet

TNN | Nov 4, 2013, 10.11 AM IST

GUWAHATI: Over 500 students and delegates from across the country participated in the fifth Maharishi National Cultural Celebration, 2013, in Guwahati. The three-day cultural meet from October 26 to 28 was hosted by Maharishi Vidya Mandir (MVM) schools of Assam Region.

The MVM group of schools, which believes in the ideal "education for enlightenment", has 145 schools across the country. The schools are under the Maharishi Organisation founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which impart transcendental meditation-based education.

The students, who came from 12 regions across the country, displayed their own cultures through their performance and their academic excellence during the three-day meet. Students of all 10 MVM schools in Assam came out with flying colours. The students of five MVM schools of Guwahati depicted varied tradition and culture of Assam.

The cultural meet was started in 2008 with an objective to promote a sense of healthy competition among the students of MVM schools. It was also aimed at evolving the schools as not only centres of academic excellence but also epicenters of cultural entity.

Assam DGP J N Choudhury, who graced the closing ceremony, praised the MVM group of schools for their unique system of imparting education in a different way where ethics form the foundation of a student's life. He advised the students to be more faithful to parents and teachers.