Congratulations to these studious souls ! Shining examples of excellent performance in the midst of extreme adversity, and an embarrassment to those who enjoy an easier life yet do not study or achieve.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.