In an effort to sustain and enhance spirituality and the Hindu culture, the Viraat Sabhaa (Guyana) has initiated programmes to educate Hindus and non-Hindus.“The Viraat Sabhaa has placed spirituality at the pinnacle of its agenda.” This is according to Pandit Ravi Persaud, the President of the organisation, who is convinced that for there to be self-transformation, the process must include higher spiritual education wherein foundational principles are based on truth.As such, the Sabhaa is encouraging Guyanese from different backgrounds to pursue educational and capacity building initiatives.It is against this backdrop that the Sabhaa awarded certificates to persons who took part in its four training courses.The Sabhaa distributed certificates of participation to the persons on Sunday at the Hall of the Valmiki Vidyalaya High School inThe Viraat Sabhaa team poses for a picture with Swamiji in the centreQueenstown.Pandit Persaud outlined that there were four courses held over the past six months. Those started last November and concluded this month (May). Courses were conducted by Swami Kaivalyaananda Saraswati of the Kaivalya Ashram, India. Swamiji is a senior disciple of world renowned Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He is also the spiritual head of the Viraat Sabhaa.One course was for in-service Pandits. In this Module-One programme, over 20 Pandits participated. The course was conducted at the Guyana Pandits’ Council headquarters.An introductory course on the theoretical study of the Puja System for aspiring Pandits was also offered, attracting 26 participants.The Viraat Sabhaa also indicated that for the “Introduction of Vedanta course”, the organisation saw 40 students pursuing the six-month training programme in various aspects of Hinduism, inclusive of Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita and philosophy.Also notable was the establishment of the youth training programme. Swamiji conducted a two-month training course, “Introduction to Hinduism”. That programme was attended by 21 young persons, many of whom are full-time professionals in the Public and Private Sectors.Executive member of the Viraat Sabhaa, Bhaiji Siri Persaud called on the graduates to use the knowledge imparted by Swamiji for the upliftment of themselves and their respective communities. He also applauded the participants who overlooked organisational affiliations to benefit from the courses offered by the Sabhaa.
Both of them have now become regulars in the Chelsea line-up this term as Lampard — who was hired when Sarri left to take over at Juventus — has unearthed a rich seam of young talent with striker Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi among them.Sarri was criticised by Chelsea fans for overlooking home-grown talent such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek — who had sparkled for England at the 2018 World Cup — and Hudson-Odoi a chance.Mount — who has now won four England caps — told The Daily Telegraph Chelsea playing legend Lampard’s knowledge of the club and its youth system had been a bonus for the young players.“It does help having an English manager knowing all the young English players coming through the academy, knowing what we are about and having that confidence in us to perform,” said Mount.– ‘Spurred me on’ –Chelsea’s form has improved markedly since their opening day 4-0 humbling by Manchester United and are on a seven match winning run.Mount says this justifies not only Lampard’s selection policy — he has told the young players that it is not down to the transfer ban imposed on the club — but also the fans desire to see young English talent on display.“It was such a big moment for the manager coming back,” he said. “We can feel that goodwill from the fans, 100 per cent.“It’s something they’ve been calling for a long time, young English players coming through and doing well for the club.“We can feel it on the pitch and we want to give that extra yard for the fans.”Fikayo Tomori says seeing so many of his friends playing regularly for Chelsea motivated him to show Lampard he was good enough as well © AFP / Oliver GREENWOODTomori, who like Mount was a member of the Chelsea side that won the 2016 FA Youth Cup, has taken longer than Mount to become a first team regular this season.“I was basically seeing my friends playing for Chelsea and I was close so it spurred me on to keep working hard every day and keep training well,” said the Canada-born defender.“We all talk to each other and on the Champions League nights, we are like ‘wow, we are playing in the Champions League’.“Stuff like that keeps us motivated and it means when the game comes we want to play well and win. At the moment it’s working for us.”Mount, who persisted at Chelsea despite his father’s advice to leave, became the first academy graduate form the London club since John Terry to claim a regular first team spot.He said that having so many young players brought another quality to the team.“Having all the players around and the fact we are doing it together, we probably are feeding off each other and it’s giving us that fearlessness going into games,” said Mount.“There is pressure playing for a massive club and you’ve got stuff to prove, but I think coming through with a lot of similar faces who you have known growing up, it does help a lot.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Frank Lampard’s placing his faith in young English talent at Chelsea has not only boosted their confidence but also pleased the fans says midfielder Mason Mount © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 30 – Frank Lampard’s strategy of rewarding youth and discarding Chelsea’s pattern of loaning them out has paid dividends and cheered disgruntled fans, says rising midfielder star Mason Mount.Mount, 20, and 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori had the good fortune to play under Lampard at Derby County where they were loaned out last season by Chelsea’s then-manger Maurizio Sarri.