On Sunday, July 5th, at the last Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) presentation of the North American fundraising tour, the CHAD "Chapter a Day" children's group of the Seattle, Washington, USA, temple pledged $11,000 (Silver Gratitude Coin) for the TOVP under construction in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.
"This is a wonderful example of young Vaishnavas learning how to sacrifice and offer the fruits of their work to the service of the Lord, even before they have the fruits to offer. May they be blessed with Lord Nityananda’s mercy," the ToVP's website states.
Krishna Gundimeda Das from Seattle explains what the CHAD children's group is all about:
"CHAD is (Chapter A Day). We have a Tele Conference call for that 3 times a day. In the morning these kids recite one chapter from Srimad Bhagavatam, in the afternoon one chapter from Bhagavad Gita, and on the evening call kids have Krishna Katha bed time stories before they go to bed. The kids join the call on holidays and weekends, and adults join on week-days. We have 20+ kids who join the call."[ mayapura ] [ seattle ] [ temple-of-the-vedic-planetarium ] [ tovp ]