A National level competition was organized at Varanasi by Sanskrit Bharati, a voluntary organization for promoting Sanskrit. Saikat Mohanta stood first in Vyakarana Shalaka competition, Pravat Mondal stood 2nd in the Nyaya Shalaka competition and Debjyoti Kundu stood 3rd in the Sahitya Shalaka competition. The first prize winner was awarded Rs.15,000/-, a certificate and a medal. The second prize winner was awarded Rs.11,000/-, a certificate and a medal. The third prize winner was awarded Rs.5000/-, a certificate and a medal. Sw Vedatattwananda accompanied them to Varanasi.
The state level competitions of Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi was held at Sitaram Das Omkarnath Adarsha Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Dakshineshwar on 17 and 18 Nov 2016. 2 students for Veda Vidyalaya took part in various categories of competition topics. One student was adjudged first, another was adjudged second in their respective categories of competition.
Students exhibited their chanting skill on 12th January 2017 in the function organized at Belur Math to celebrate National Youth Day.