Religion is a collective of all belives culture and phylosophy and ethical concepts.It is very important to know about all the spiritual and rituals to have peace and harmonious society. In india there are many fairs and festivals.
In the month of September we celebrated janamashtami with magnificient show.The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with deep devotion. This festival is celebrated all over India in month of August/September. According to Hindus calender. This religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight.
Under spiritual development tong-len child holistic program
We celebrate janamashtami in our hostel
Early morning girls went for “Matka Yatra”. Matka means earthen pot which is filled with curd, milk, butter. All girls went to village. The village people took the blessing from lord Krishna and offer some money into the pot. We also illuminated the hostel and temple on this auspicious day. After that the small children played drama to convey the tale about Krishna’s life.
He was born in a prison of kansa. Vasudev , his father immediately thought of his friend Nand and he decided to hand over his child to him to save lord Krishna from kansa. Because kansa wants to kill Krishna. But when Krishna grew up, then he killed, the demon King kansa. All the people believe that Shri Krishna ‘s birth was to free the Earth from the evilness.
At evening , the big boys involved together and make a pyramid to broke an earthen pot with curd, butter which is tied at a convenient height. We all children enjoyed and laughed a lot because its difficult to make a pyramid and very difficult to break the pot from the height. The boys fall again and again on the earth. After a long time and great hard work, finally they were successes. This event is based on the legend of the child God-Krishna stealing butter.
The actual celebration of Janmasthami takes place during the midnight as shri Krishna is believed to be borned on a dark, stormy and windy night at 12:00 am. All of us worshiped lord Krishna and stay throughout the night, listened lord Krishna’s tales and sung devotional songs. At midnight the statue of Lord Krishna is bathed with milk and laid in a cradle, and we prayed it. After that sweets were distributed to all. The ceremony come to close at 12:15 pm.
Actually every year the teacher’s day is celebrated on 5th September, but due to Janamashtami (The Hindus religious festival) on 5th of September, We celebrated teacher’s day on 12th of September, 2015. A special celebration conducted by all the children to respect the contribution of all teachers of Tong-len hostel. First of all, a very superlative speech given by Ranjeeta to knew the small children why they are celebrating the teacher’s day .
Speech: This day marks as a day of gratitude and respect to the selfless efforts of the teacher. The day also celebrated to honor DR. Radha Krishnan, the great teacher, philosopher and Indaia’s 2nd President. He was a strong supporter of education. He was born on 5th September. Intead of celebrating his birthday, this day spots as a Teacher’s Day to give honour to all teachers in India. Since, then 5 september is celebrated as Teacher’s Day.
On this occasion, various cultural programs and different activities take place in hostel.
In begening there was lamp lightning and then we offer guruji to cut the cake. All our hostel women teacher wore Indian cultural dress that was Indian Sarees. They all looks very pretty on that dress code. Then some of children dress up as teachers and took up their roles.
We also offer gifts like greeting cards and flowers to all the teachers . A gift reflects the love and respect for the teacher by their students. After that we dedicate songs to each teacher on their personalities, any dialogue or also related to their life style to appreciate them by the songs. We all make lots of happiness and enjoyment. Dance performed by the children and teachers on different songs. In between there we distributed cold drinks and some snacks to all. After that we conducted musical chairs game for the teachers to entertain them. Then we requested the teachers to sing a song and make a dance in front of all children. At that time we enjoyed a lot. Special feast serve to teachers and children. It was a extremly delicious. At the end we all danced in a group including teachers and makes lots of fun. The Teacher Day should be celebrated by all of us, not just teachers and students at once, because each of us has been a student in our lives.