Amidst the tranquil ambience of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V.M. Public School, Vadodara, a tapestry of tradition and reverence unfolded on February 03, 2024, as the institution bid farewell to its cherished students of Grades X and XII. In a ceremonial ode to their academic journey, the school orchestrated a symphony of spiritual invocations and heartfelt blessings.
The day commenced with the solemn resonance of prayers during the ‘Satyanarayan Katha’ held in the serene embrace of the temple lawns. Draped in pristine white attire, students congregated to invoke the blessings of Goddess Saraswati, beseeching for divine guidance as they embarked on their future paths. The sacred rituals concluded with the distribution of ‘prasad’, symbolizing the blessings bestowed upon the departing scholars.
As the sun descended, casting a golden hue upon the gathering, the ‘Aashirvachanam Ceremony’ unfolded in grandeur. Amidst a retinue of esteemed guests, including parents, grandparents, and faculty members, Grade XII students, adorned with grace, proceeded to the venue accompanied by the rhythmic cadence of drumbeats.
The aura of reverence intensified as the ceremonial lamp, a harbinger of wisdom and enlightenment, was ignited by the revered Chief Guest, Swami Ishtamayanandaji, alongside the esteemed Principal, Shri Rajeev Kumar Singhal, Mrs. Nidhi Singhal, Registrar Shri Nirav Thakkar and Vice Principal, Shri B.M. Patel. With the flickering flames illuminating hopeful faces, The Principal imparted words of wisdom, urging the departing cohort to embody virtue and leadership in their pursuits.
Against a backdrop of soul-stirring melodies, students queued to receive blessings, their lamps kindled by the luminaries present. With Tilak applied by Mrs. Nidhi Singhal and event in charge, Mrs. Sonal Sharma, and floral offerings tendered by the Vice-Principal Shri B. M. Patel, the air resonated with Sanskrit chants, echoing the call for a purposeful and righteous existence.
In a stirring address, Swami Ishtamayanandaji imparted his blessings upon the assembly, exhorting students to embrace the quintessence of determination, dedication, discrimination, devotion, and discipline in their endeavors. His words kindled the flames of aspiration, inspiring the graduating class to strive for self-improvement and unwavering focus. In recognition of his profound guidance, Principal Singhal felicitated the esteemed Swami.
With hearts brimming with gratitude, students paid homage to their mentors and parents, humbly seeking their blessings through the timeless gesture of touching their feet. As tokens of remembrance, they were presented with a collection of books encapsulating the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, alongside certificates adorned with inspiring messages, symbolizing the indelible imprint of their alma mater.
In this tapestry of tradition and reverence, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V.M. Public School, Vadodara, ushered forth a new generation of torchbearers, instilled with the blessings and wisdom to illuminate the path ahead.