Ludhiana, January 24, 2015 (Neel Kamal Sonu): The Basant Panchami and Republic Day celebrated by the students of Everest Pb. Sr. Sec. School, Moti Nagar Ludhiana. Tiny Tots dressed in various gaudy dresses made an impressive show. Asha Sharma the Principal while addressing them intimated them about the importance of the Republic Day.
All the students were seen overjoyed during the march past. They also raised the slogan of Jai Hind, Vande Matram. They were also told about the various aspects of India and Indian Constitution. She also explained the importance of this National Festival.
On the Basant Panchami celebration Rajinder Sharma, Director Everest Group of Schools told the students about the importance of the day.
He said that Basant Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring. He further said that yellow color has great significance; people wear yellow clothes, offer yellow flowers in worship and put a yellow turmeric tilak on their forehead. They visit temples and offer prayers to various Gods. A fancy dress competition was also organised on this occasion.
The tiny tots were well dressed up in yellow colour dresses. The children presented a colour full eye catching programme of song and dance. Rajinder Sharma also distributed Prizes and sweets among the tiny-tots. He said that festival is celebrated with full vivacity and festivity to mark the end of the winters. It is one of the first festivals of the Year and is celebrated all over India.
Shashi Sharma, Incharge Cultural Activities also explain the importance of the day to the students. She said that the yellow flowers of mustard crop covers the entire field in such a way that it seems as if gold is spread over the land glittering with the rays of the sun.