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Vighnaharta blesses Apeejay Schools

Apeejay Schools in Pitampura, Saket and Panchsheel Park celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and invoke Lord Ganesha’s blessings for an obstacle-free year



Festivals inform, educate and bring people together. They break the monotony of routine and give everyone a chance to re-energise one’s mind and spirit. Ganesh Chaturthi is one such colourful festival. It marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha and is widely celebrated in the nation with much joy and devotion. 

Lord Ganesha is the deity of wisdom and his presence on Earth during the ten days of the festival removes all obstacles from the lives of devotees. With such a pious faith, Apeejay School Panchsheel Park (Primary wing) organised Ganesh Puja and a special assembly in the school compound.  The purpose of the celebration was to help the students understand the significance of this festival and explore Indian traditions.

The celebrations began with a shloka offering homage to Lord Ganesha which was followed by a soulful arti. Children of the primary wing presented a phenomenal dance performance in honour of the divine guest. The graceful expressions given by the students on the devotional songs were truly breathtaking and won the hearts of the audience.

The young learners spoke about the importance of this festival and stressed the need of using eco-friendly Ganesha idols during worship.

Mentioning in his address, Mr. Sandeep Singh Kathuria, Principal of the School said, “The true essence of Ganesh Chaturthi lies in the fact that the devotees worship Lord Ganesha to remove all the sins from their lives and substitute them with knowledge and wisdom”.  Vice Principal Mrs. Shalini Agarwal urged all students to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner by using eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha.

The festival was also celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm by the Pre-Primary students of Apeejay School, Pitampura. Chanting “Ganpati Bappa Morya”, the festival commenced with the welcome of an eco-friendly Ganpati idol by Principal Ms. Veena Goel and Vice Principal Ms. Renuka Kamal along with Pre Primary In charge Ms. Sonali Chopra. A phenomenal dance performance on the iconic song “Deva Shree Ganesha’‘ by the tiny tots of kindergarten aroused the spirit of celebration and fervour in the audience.

A confident young speaker Yohaan Verma mentioned in his speech that, “Ganesh Chaturthi is a period of ten auspicious days, when the Lord himself visits his devotees and blesses them to embark on a spiritual journey by removing their obstacles.” Thereafter, Arsh Ketan, a student, presented a melodious performance on the iconic Ganesha Vandana song “Vakratunda Mahakaya” that he played on the piano. His performance filled the environment with an aura of spirituality and piousness. Adding more splendor to the assembly, the little dancing stars of the school rocked their feet on a medley of Lord Ganesha’s song “Oh my friend Ganesha”.

Highlighting the importance of the moral virtues of devotion and obedience, synonymous with the attributes exhibited by Lord Ganesh towards his parents, the keen toddlers of the school presented a skit on the birth of Lord Ganesha. They depicted how the Lord got his elephant head. This was followed by a soulful arti. The celebrations concluded with the visarjan (immersion) of the eco-friendly Lord Ganesha idol in the school premises.  

Similarly, Apeejay School, Saket was also blessed by the divine presence of the Ganapati.  On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, a special assembly was held wherein students presented a mesmerising skit on Lord Ganesha’s life. It spread forth the message and importance of being respectful towards one’s parents.

It was followed by a speech on the significance of the festival. Students learned that Ganesh Chaturthi symbolises a period of ten days which energises the devotee to embark on the path of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. The audience was mesmerised by a mellifluous poem recitation by Arica Batta.

Paying tribute to the beautiful deity, class 7 students showcased their love and affection by presenting a joyful dance on the song  ‘Shri Ganesha Deva’. Their performance filled the entire atmosphere with a festive spirit. The programme concluded with a group song which added splendour to the assembly. In the end, students sought Lord Ganesha’s blessings and promised to acquire education to the best of their capabilities. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]