We invite delegates attending 2016 VSNA Convention to register for various competitions that are scheduled for day 1 and day 2 of the convention. Please note the designated age group for participation for each category and the type of activity in which you are interested. Some of these sessions may run in parallel and thus you are urged to check the program details for the competition schedule on the convention website. Please be on time for the signed up activity and there is no make-up time for missed activities. Kindly bring it to our attention if there are any conflicts as many of you may be participating in more than one activity.
It is mandatory that all participants including children should register for the convention before registering for the competitions. Please fill out the form on the web and submit it before June 1, 2016. Children, youth and adults are encouraged to participate in more than one activity.
All of these competitions carry trophies/plaques.
Please read guidelines before filling the form.
You can download the copy of the guidlines from the below links:
Recollect a situation (in books or real life) how the five cardinal principles: purity of character, purity of speech, purity of mind, purity of body, purity of thought were implemented. Or, chose any tale from Indian mythology or during Basavanna’s era how the values of the above 5 cardinal principles were implemented or practiced. Give a title for the topic. It should be your original work. Give reference, if work is cited.
The preachers preach without practicing, and the followers profess and believe without practicing. A person’s ‘walk’ and ‘talk’ should both be pure. Talk should match good behavior, conduct, and character. Our action should match our words. We must balance our talk with deeds. Select an event/an experience that relate to the convention theme’s five cardinal principles (immaculate body, mind, thoughts, deeds and words).
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This is a Jeopardy style (semi-computerized) quiz on Veerashaiva philosophy and vachana literature. The final contest is among 4 teams with 3 members in each team from the same chapter (total 12 members seated on the stage). The event will be conducted during the prime time entertainment in the ballroom.
Preliminary round selection: Contestants will work in groups of 3 as per their entry form. . Preliminary round selection will be held on July 2 morning only if we receive entries from more than 4 teams. You must bring a pencil with you. Consult the registration counter for the room. There will a simple test with information selected from all areas in Veerashaiva philosophy and vachana literature. The type of questions will be: 1) TRUE OR FALSE; 2) MULTIPLE CHOICE; 3) PICTOGRAPH; 4) CROSSWORD PUZZLE, etc. Duration will be 15 min. There is no pass or fail.
The objective of the test is to assess candidate’s quick grasp of questions and writing answers in as short time as possible. There will be no negative markings. The top scoring 4 teams (3 candidates in each team) will be selected. Results will be notified via text message to the registered cell phone given in the form and also will be displayed on the board posted in front of the Ballroom before 4 PM on July 2. The winning teams should immediately call or send text message to the quiz coordinator indicating the team’s willingness to participate in the final round quiz. If no response is received, the Committee reserves the right to select the next team on the waiting list.
This is a Jeopardy style (semi computerized) quiz on Veerashaiva philosophy and vachana literature (ವಚನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ) for sharaNa couples. The final contest is among 4 couples or DampathigaLu (total 8 members seated on the stage). The event will be conducted during the prime time in the ballroom on July 3 at 6 PM.