When we called to invite H.H. Kesava Bharati Das Goswami Maharaja to join us for the Donor Appreciation Dinner, he said it should be “short and sweet” and short and sweet indeed it was. The Sanctuary was beautifully decorated and elegantly arranged. The program began with a lively kirtan, led by all the attending children. Students’ presentations then followed. Children, representing each class, shared their learning and personal experiences at TKG Academy. They beautifully described the highlights of their school-year and their realizations of what gains they have made emotionally, spiritually and academically in the course of their education.

Mother Gopi-gita then emphasized the importance of our Gurukula education and of our donor family. She encouraged each donor to suggest another friend to join our donor base so that we can meet our goals for 2015.

H.G. Nityananda Prabhu stressed the value of the unique opportunity our children are getting in this school and again reiterated the value of our supporters, our donors.

A sumptuous feast, cooked by Kunjabihari Prabhu, was then served by the Upper Elementary students. They also handed each family a flower pot, personally painted and decorated by TKG Academy students, with the inserted sign: “Thank you for helping me grow”.