Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Little Krishna, Radha and Gopis Dazzled at Mother’s Pride

Janmashtami marks the celebration of the birth of the Lord Sri Krishna. Also known as Gokulashtami, it is celebrated with pomp and splendour across India. The cultural aspect of Janamashtami is depicted by traditionally dressed devotees visiting the temples and praying to the deity. The raas or dance is another highlight of the celebrations that adds to the spiritual fervour.  Generally, devotees observe fasting on the first day of the festival until midnight, when Lord Krishna was believed to have been born. At midnight, a traditional prayer is offered. Special baby cradles are installed and decorated in the temples and a small idol of Lord Krishna is placed in them. The most elaborate rituals take place at Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born. To commemorate the occasion schools celebrate the event with fun and frolic.  
                      Mother’s Pride school branches also rejoiced the festivity in full swing with tiny tots. Children looked adorable decked up as Krishna, Radha and Gopis. The whole festive feel reached a new level when little ones performed and danced. The lovable dandiya performance by kids truly mesmerised staff and teachers.  Adding to the gaiety was the wonderful environment and ambience of the school. The schools were decorated with flowers, balloons and rangoli. The main highlights were painted mud pots kept in a row filled with flower petals and a representation of Vasudev carrying infant Krishna in the basket. The school celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with great pomp and grandeur. To conclude it was a lively atmosphere, the day was enjoyed by the students and all the staff members.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Patriotic Presentations by Children Add Colours to the Independence Day Celebrations

To raise the spirit of patriotism in the budding toddlers, Independence Day was celebrated on 12th August in all the branches of Mother’s pride pre-school. The children looked amazing in the bright and colourful costumes. Some were dressed as national heroes and freedom fighters, while others adorned tri-colour dresses.

Several cultural programmes were organised to familiarize tiny tots with the importance of freedom. The celebration commenced with flag raising ceremony which took place within their premises of the school. Tiny tots hummed National Anthem and saluted as the flag unfurled.  It was followed by songs, dance and performance by the kids.

It was an absolute delight to watch little ones perform on patriotic numbers paying tribute to the freedom fighters. Along with that, kids also indulged in the tri-colour painting event. Later on, kids relished sumptuous sweets and snacks on the occasion. All together, the sentiment of pride and patriotism for the nation was the key element of the celebration.

Independence Day is the day of pride and glory for any country. This day is commemorated by flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs all over the country. These celebrations fortify national spirit in the people. Also, on this occasion people mark the day by reminiscing heroes of our freedom struggle. Schools and colleges across the country celebrate the day with pomp and show. Overall, everybody on this day is overwhelmed with a patriotic fervour and the day is solely dedicated to those men who awarded us with identity called INDIAN.