‘Nature is painting for us day after day the pictures of infinite beauty.’
Earth Day has not only had a positive impact on the environment globally, but it has also played a significant role at the local level. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focusing on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for both people and wildlife. Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. On the occasion of Earth Day, various activities were organized for all the classes to instill in the students, the feeling of warmth and affection towards our mother Earth. Priyanshi Vassan of class IX-A delivered a speech on Earth Day in her virtual class. Through her speech, she sensitized the students about the conservation of natural resources and motivated them to do their bit towards making their planet even more beautiful. She further emphasized the importance of afforestation, planting trees, and the need for everyone to put together their efforts and get into action to protect our environment. Trijil Sachdeva of class IV recited a poem in his virtual class which was a solemn reminder of the ways we can save our Earth and the contributions we can make by using the 3R’s -reduce, reuse and recycle in our everyday life to keep our planet clean. “Earth rejoices our words, breathing, and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word, and every step make the mother earth proud of us.” – Amit Ray
Virtual celebration of Rakshabandhan took place on 22nd of August 2021 with great fervour. This festival is a sacred verse of unity, acting as a symbol of life’s advancement and a leading messenger of togetherness. It is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. The event consisted of a dance performed virtually by the tiny tots of class 1. Sisters were dressed in beautiful attires and were all prepared to tie the sacred bond of love and affection on their brothers’ wrists. Brothers on the other hand vowed to protect their sisters along with a promise of standing beside them. This dance performance marked the importance of the event. Prapti Kapoor of Class 8 was given an opportunity to share her views on the auspicious occasion of Rakshbandhan. The speaker envisioned all with the history of Rakshabandhan which dates back to Hindu mythology. Rakshabandhan strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters and revives the emotional bonding. Such a celebration of the festival with true spirit teaches students about our Indian traditions and helps us to unite culturally too.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
National festivals play an important role in planting the seed of Nationalism and patriotism among the people of our nation. The celebration of these festivals commemorates the sacrifices of our freedom fighters who laid down their lives in the foundation of our country. On the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, the School virtually organized several activities to acclaim the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and to instill in students a feeling of patriotism. Activities included a zealful dance performed virtually by the students of class 2 which made everyone spellbound. Aarav Goel of Class IV presented a poem in his virtual class. Through his poem, he encouraged everyone to celebrate the legacy and fortitude of our freedom fighters and salute their selflessness and supreme sacrifices.
Radha ji ka pyar, murli ki mithas
Makhan ka swad, gopiyo ka raas
Inhi se milkr banta hai Janamashtmi ka din khas.
A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion. Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on recurring cycles in a calendar year or lunar calendar. Festivals bring happiness, joy and add colour to our lives. On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the School virtually organized the dance performance to express their devotion and love towards Lord Krishna. Students of Class VI were dressed in the attires of Radha and Krishna. With their exemplary performance, they mesmerized everyone’s heart. The graceful expressions showcased by the pious gopis captivated the attention of everyone. There was devotion, creativity, enjoyment, and fun altogether. The sole reason for celebrating this festival was to bring people together and to spread the message of love, peace, and harmony.
“It is time to remove the darkness of ignorance within us and replace it with the light of hope and knowledge instead.”
Diwali is the festival of lights that is celebrated in India with great fervour & delight. The name ‘Deepavali’ literally means an ‘array of lights’. To make the students understand the importance of Diwali, Ramakrishna Senior Secondary School virtually celebrated Diwali on November 4th. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Priyanshi Vassan of Class IX delivered a speech in her virtual classroom. Through her speech, she gave an insight into the significance of the festival which is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. She sensitized students about the ill effects of crackers and also shared the guidelines of environment-friendly options for celebrating Diwali. She concluded her speech by insisting that Diwali should be celebrated in its purest form by lighting the lamps and sharing with the less fortunate. Celebrations also included some of the beautiful performances given by the students of class 6th where they all showcased different ways of celebrating Diwali that included offering prayers to goddess Lakshmi, rangoli making, a small dance performance by some students, decorating houses, etc. They enthralled the viewers with their graceful performances. True Diwali spirit means sharing our things with the poor, who do not have the means to celebrate this festival.