Hope, happiness, joy! Baisakhi—The festival of positivity!
Baisakhi is the most vibrant and harvest festival celebrated all over India by Hindus and Sikhs. It is celebrated on 13th and 14th April every year. It marks the new year of Sikhs and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under the guidance of Guru Gobind Singh.
Baisakhi brings people and communities together in celebration. People share their values, thoughts, ideas and happiness with each other . Besides all the celebrations and performances, Baisakhi holds special relevance for the large community of farmers. The farmer community offer prayers to God for blessing the harvest and yielding bountiful crops.
Due to the current pandemic, the day was celebrated by the students of DPS Budgam through virtual medium. Special virtual assemblies were conducted to mark this festival. The assemblies started with a prayer thanking Almighty. This was followed by melodious songs on Baisakhi. The teachers threw light on the historical background of Baisakhi and explained the importance of the day highlighting the reasons to celebrate. The students displayed high level of enthusiasm as this celebration added colours to their monotonous life amid the Covid Pandemic. They delivered speeches , displayed posters, presented thoughts and quotes and even performed Punjabi folk dance called “Bhangda” in local parlance. the students appreciated the performance of their classmates and also got a chance to display their talent.
Such celebrations encourage students to develop confidence level, sharpen speaking skills and encourage social bond among themselves It gives us an opportunity to celebrate our golden past and pay tribute to the people who contributed in shaping our future.
The event was successful because of the active support from the Music and the Art Department.
The Principal, Ms. Shobhna Sirohi, appreciated the efforts made by the Teachers and the Students in making the event a grand success despite tough times.
The children and the teaching fraternity enjoyed this virtual mode of celebrating the festival to the fullest.