25th December 2010, 12th January 2011 at 18 VKVs
Participants: More than 8000 students and others
The Maha Gayatrimantra was chanted 8,00,000 times in total by the students, teachers, parents and other well-wishers i.e. all the stakeholders of the VKVs during the celebration period of Samartha Bharat Parva (besides other programmes). Leaflets explaining the meaning and significance of the Mahamantra were freely distributed among the stakeholders during the observance..