THE CELEBRATION OF GOOD OVER EVIL
The greatness of culture can be found in its
festivals - events ordinarily staged by a community centering on and
celebrating some unique aspect of that community and its tradition. Once again ‘ARWACHIN
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL’ was a part of the celebration of Dussehra, a time of
victory for good over evil, a time when the world sees the example of the power
The auspicious day of 4th October, 2019
commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by our esteemed Guest of Honour,
Mr Uday Kaushik, our honourable Director, Mr Sharma and our respected
Prinicipal, Mrs Nair. The primary objective of the entire celebration was to
make the students experience the real essence and importance of Dussehra and to
convince them that no matter how intelligent a person is, his pride will be the
reason of his collapse.
The programme began by seeking the blessings
of Goddess Durga through a spiritual song ‘Om Shri Durgayai’ sung by the students
of class 8. The students of AIS enthralled the entire audience with their
synchronized instrumental performance and a group dance on the song ‘Ayigiri
Nandini’ and ‘Aarti Jai Maa’ respectively.
Thereafter, the students were made aware of
the ancient story wherein the Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar came together
creating ‘Durga’ in order to kill the demon king Mahishasur. A spectacular act
was staged on Mahishasur Mardani by the students of classes 7 to 9. Next in line, was an English Song ‘Thank you
Lord’ sung by the students of 6 to 8 which taught everybody to express his/her
gratitude to the Almighty God.
The day of Dussehra also coincides with the immersion
of Goddess Durga, so the programme also included a ‘Nukkad Natak’ on the same
subject making the audience aware about the harmful effects it has on the
environment and the alternative steps to be taken by them for the rituals to be
performed during their celebrations. A student of Class 8 also recited a
beautiful poem giving a magnificent description of Lord Rama and his ideals.
Last but not the least, the programme
concluded with the motivational words of the Guest of Honour, Mr Uday Kaushik,
who encouraged the students to be thoughtful and have pure ideas in their
minds. Our honourable Director, Mr Sharma blessed the audience with his inspiring
words, appealing the students to have respect for every woman and even urge
others to do so. The Principal, Mrs Nair addressed the students telling them to
take back the positive thoughts and reflect upon the values imparted through
today’s programme. Everyone seemed to be in a state of absolute
bliss as the celebration delivered the message, “Let us start a great life by
conquering our external evils”.