Gokulashtami and Raksha Bandhan celebration Report -2017
Venue: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya M.H.S.S.,
Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as janmashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. Sri Krishna is considered as one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fort night in the month of Bhadon.
Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means the tie or knot of protection. The word ‘Raksha’ means protection, while ‘Bandhan’ is the verb to tie. It is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters. On that day sisters tie a sacred thread called Rakhi around their brothers’ wrist and express their love to them.
In our school Gokulashtami and Rakshabandhan celebrations were celebrated in a grand manner. On that happiest occasion we initiated our programme by an invocation song sung by VIII standard students.
The master of ceremony was presented by Priya Dharshini of XI standard. The welcome address was delivered by Bhagavathi of XI standard. The importance of the day was presented by the student, Rahul of XI standard.
Our Vasudeva family, one of the members of Vivekananda Kendra, an eminent person, Mann. Radha didi, Dakshinn Pranth Sankadak addressed the audience. She expressed her views about Krishna Jayanthi. She encouraged the little Krishnas and Gopiars who made this function a memorable one. She advised the students to take part in all activities. So, that they can achieve in all the fields. She instructed the students to be the best citizen of our motherland.
The students of VIII standard students sang a melodious song about the Lord Krishna. Our honourable Chief Guest Sri.Arulji, Incharge of Arsha Vidya Kurukulam, Nagercoil addressed the gathering. He explained about the importance of the months, days and weeks. He expressed the reason of celebrating Gokulashtami in Tamil month of Aadi.He sang a beautiful song about the birth of Krishna. He illustrated many stories about Lord Krishna and suggested how to lead the life in the way of Dharma. He advised the students to support for the welfare of the people. We should not be selfish and we should dedicate our life for others.
Our school students Abitha and Nishanth of XII standard tied the Rakhi to each other and then to the Chief Guest, Special Guest and Principal.
Mann. Radha didi presented a memento to the Chief Guest. The students of II,III and IV standard performed a wonderful dance to the Krishna songs in Uriyadi. Hema Shalini of IX standard proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was concluded with Kendra Prayer. Finally the prasatham was distributed to all the participants.