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Bringing home the Vighnaharta, with pomp and show

Students participate in activities such as idol making, shloka recitation and dance during the Ganesh Chaturthi special assembly at Apeejay Svran Global School



Students at Apeejay Svran Global School celebrated the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in a special virtual assembly on September 10.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity. Ganesha is recognised as the god of prosperity and wisdom. The festival begins on the fourth day i.e. Chaturthi in the month of Bhadrapada (the sixth month of the Hindu calendar), falling between August and September.

 Students celebrated the auspicious day by indulging in numerous fun-filled yet learning-oriented activities.

Shubhankar Rajput, a student of class 5, recited the Ganesh Shloka (devotional hymn). Rudra Tyagi, another class 5 student, beautifully narrated a story explaining the reason behind Lord Ganesha also being called as ‘Ekdanta’ (The one with a single tooth).

Vanshika Sharma of Class 5 put across the beautiful idea of celebrating the pious festival in an environmentally-conscious way.  She created eco-friendly Ganesha idols using turmeric.

As per tradition, Lord Ganesha has the exalted honour of being the first recipient of a devotee’s prayers. The worship of any other deity can only begin after an invocation to Lord Ganesha. He is believed to be the remover of all obstacles. Hence, he is also hailed as Vighnaharta where in Vighna means barriers. So, to honour the remover of all barriers, Mansi Biloniya of Class 5 sang a Ganesh Vandana prayer.

People pray to Lord Ganesha for good luck, especially before the beginning of an important venture such as a journey, a business or when facing a difficult situation such as taking an exam. Ganesha is known both as the Lord of harvest as well as the Lord of learning and arts.

Therefore Aarna Sharma of Class 5 and Gurnoor Kaur of class 4 performed a beautiful dance to honour the Lord of learning and arts. The assembly ended with the blessings and words of wisdom from the principal.  She appreciated the efforts of all students and wished that this auspicious festival brings happiness and removes obstacles from the lives of everybody.

“Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most auspicious festivals and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to all. We hope that during these trying times, may Lord Ganesha bless us all to be wiser, healthy and peaceful. May he remove worries, sorrow and obstacles from our lives. Best wishes to all on Ganesh Chaturthi!”


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