AUM School

DHARMA BEE

Dharmic scriptures

Our Mission

Our mission is to champion the rich cultural heritage of Sanatana Dharma through dynamic competitions. By infusing the elements of excitement and challenge into the Dharma Bee competitions:

  • Engage participants to read Dharmic scriptures
  • Enable them to understand the wisdom of the scriptures
  • Inspire them to live a Dharmic life
  • Instill a sense of pride in their cultural roots
Dharmic scriptures
Overview

Overview

  1. Dharma Bee is a project of Aum School, a Sanatan Dharmic-principles based school in the United States
  2. Dharma Bee is a competition similar to spelling bee, math bee, etc.
  3. Prizes will be awarded to contestants who demonstrate the most knowledge of Sanatan scriptures, epics, folklore and cultural stories via a combination of online and in-person competitions
  4. The subject of the competition in 2024-2025 is Ramayana
    • We are using Bibek Debroy’s book, Valmiki Ramayana, as our guide
  5. In 2024-2025 it is open to students from grades 1 to 8 in the United States of America
  6. In the years to come, the scope of the contest will expand to cover various dharmic topics for all age groups
SIGNIFICANCE OF DHARMA BEE

The Significance of Dharma Bee

  1. The significance of this endeavor is its ability to reconnect the younger generation with their cultural heritage
  2. It will help foster a deeper understanding and reverence for Sanatan Dharmic values
  3. The invaluable knowledge our youth gain, will empower them to lead lives filled with integrity, compassion, and wisdom, rooted in the principles of Sanatan Dharma
  4. We see this effort instilling a sense of pride in our heritage among individuals of all ages
SIGNIFICANCE OF DHARMA BEE

Competition Rounds

Online Quiz

1

Online Quiz

Not monitored. Start and end dates will be given for the quiz. Re-take allowed once to encourage the students to qualify for the next level.
Activity

2

Activity

Timeframe of one week given to complete an activity such as coloring, shloka recitation, costume design & display, etc.
Regionals

3

Regionals

In-person in a partner location or virtual, monitored in cities where we are able to partner with an in-person coordinator.
Nationals

4

Nationals

In-person. Quiz, and essay writing within a predefined time. Venue for 2024-2025 is St. Louis MO.

Competition Levels

  • The competition level is organized based on grade level clusters in 2024-2025
  • Question topics may overlap, however, the difficulty level will be adjusted according to the grade clusters
Level Grades
1 1 & 2
2 3 & 4
3 5 & 6
4 7 & 8

Operations

  1. The competition rounds will be organized by volunteer coordinators in each state where the competition will run
    • The competition will not run in Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, North Dakota, Nebraska, And Tennessee due to state laws
  2. The coordinators will be the first level contacts for all parents, guardians, and contestants in their state
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Link the various forms here such as volunteer, coordinator, participant, etc. If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us

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