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From melodies to modaks, here’s how Faridabad school celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi

Students inculcated teachings from the ‘Vighnaharta’

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Festivals not only bring us cheer but root us to our Indian traditions and culture. They inform, educate and bring us closer thereby giving us a chance to rejuvenate and usher alacrity in our lives. Ganesh Chaturthi is one such festival, where people channelise their energies, pray for positivity and attempt to seek help from the lord to remove complications from their lives. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, known as ‘Vighnaharta’, during the festival people worship his divine power to guide and aid them while starting any new phase of their lives.

Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad Sector 21D celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with enthusiasm and exuberance. A special assembly was conducted in the school to praise and worship Lord Ganesha. The assembly commenced with ‘Ganesh mantra’ marking the beginning of an auspicious day. The rhythmic chants by students induced the atmosphere with tranquillity and blitheness.

Thereafter, a student group sang euphoric ‘bhajans’ in praise of the Lord. Their singing encouraged the audience to join them. The students were also educated about the importance and origin of celebrating the festival. Tarushee Garg, a class 6 student who attended the assembly, says “The students of our school sang melodiously to evoke the blessings of the Lord. Through their talent, they showcased their devotion.”

Laranya, student of class 2 participated in a class activity of making ‘modaks’, a sweet dish dear to the Lord. She says, “Using coconut powder, milk powder and rice flour, I made 13 ‘modaks’. I brought home 4 and gave them to my parents and grandmother. I enjoyed this school activity very much. My teachers also distributed the ‘modaks’ to other students.” Other students created paintings, idols and wall hangings of the Lord for their homes. In doing so, they displayed their creativity and imagination.  

On the occasion, the school’s Principal shared an inspiring message with the students and encouraged them to take challenges head on and look beyond their limitations and difficulties.

“Lord Ganesha clears obstacles and paves the way for us to move forward in life. He symbolises wisdom, understanding and intellect that one should possess to attain perfection in life.”

-Ms. Priti Wason, Principal, Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad, Sector 21-D 

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