Bestowing Blessings

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be even at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.”

In keeping up with the traditional send-off given to the students of Board Classes, Satyanarayan Katha and Aashirvachanam Ceremony were organized on April 9, 2022 in our school.

On the bright morning of April 9, students of Grades X and XII, elegantly dressed in white outfits, attended the Satyanarayan Katha in the temple lawns to invoke the blessings of Goddess Saraswati and prayed for the gracious blessings of the divine deity. They collected Prasad after the Pooja.

On the same day, students of Grade XII attended Aashirvachanam Ceremony in the presence of their parents, grandparents, teachers and guests. The evening was devoted to solemn and thoughtful ambience created when the students entered the venue with sounds of drum beats in procession with the Chief Guest Dr Rameshchandra G Kothari, Former Dean, Faculty of Education and Psychology and Principal Shri Rajeev Kumar Singhal taking the lead and followed by all the students of Grade XII and the teachers. After the traditional lighting of the lamp to invoke the blessings of Goddess Saraswati, the Principal addressed the gathering and advised them to live a virtuous life and acquire leadership qualities.

On a soulful musical note, the students lined up to get their lamps lit by the Chief Guest and the Principal. Tilak was applied by Mrs Nidhi Singhal and a flower bud was presented by Mrs Kothari and Mrs Archana Khamar. Amidst Sanskrit chanting, they were exhorted by the Principal to lead a successful life.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Dr Rameshchandra G Kothari blessed students and advised them to focus on acquiring 21st Century Skills. He motivated them to work for the development of the country and remain dedicated and focused. He was felicitated by the Principal Shri Rajeev Kumar Singhal.

The ceremony ended with students taking the blessings of the teachers and parents by touching their feet. They were presented with a copy of Bhagvad Gita – The Ultimate Guide to a Purposeful Life, and a certificate with an inspirational message.

All the invitees were present in the temple lawn for dinner and final adieu.