Yes, it is unbelievable but true a Muslim girl won Bhagavad Gita competition. A Muslim girl won Bhagwat Gita competition. Twelve-year-old Maryam Asif Siddiqui has won a competition on understanding the Bhagwat Gita. She became first among 4,500 participants from 195 schools in Mumbai.
“My teacher told me that there is a Gita competition. You can take part. I asked my parents and they said that whatever religion is there, you can take part in it, I really like Gita. There were stories on how Krishna told Arjun how to live, speak to everyone, how to respect everybody. I liked all these things,” Maryam said.
“I have always taught my children not to differentiate between religions. In the end, God is the same and even though my children attend classes to understand the Quran, they have been taught to take equal interest in other books and religions,” said Maryam’s father Asif Siddiqui.
Muslim cleric Maulana Umer Ahmed Ilyasi also very happy, he said- “It is a matter of joy that a Muslim girl has won the first prize. Whether it is Gita or Quran, these are religious scriptures. Religion unites and not divides”.