Basant Panchami celebrated with fervor in Lawrence Public School

basant panchamiStudents of Lawrence Public School Panjtirhi & Sidhra branch celebrated Basant Panchmi” to marks the advent of the spring season and also celebrated to worship Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. The children of the pre – primary wing came dresses in yellow clothes, offered yellow colored flowers to the Goddess and also brought yellow colored food in their tiffin’s. The dress code of the teachers on that day was also yellow.
The whole school assembled together to pray and attain blessings from Goddess Saraswati to reach the epitome of knowledge. The assembly started with a beautiful Saraswati vandana by the middle school students. Students & teachers from both the branches spoke on this occasion informing the audience about the significance of Basant Panchami. Students who spoke included Ansh Bhan, Shikha Baru, Mitali Pandita, Manvi Baru where as Simran Verma, Monika Thapa, Vaishali Sharma, Aditi Athmia recited the poem. Teachers who spoke onn this occasion included Mrs, Rajni Dutta, Mrs. Kinnery, Mrs. Saloni Padha & Miss. Rakhi Chauhan who informed that Basant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the Indian month of Magh & the color yellow plays an important role in Basant Panchami as it is related to the bloom of mustard flowers during this period. Founder Principal, Mrs Shakuntla Joshi in her address informed that it was the most ancient festival of India and poet Kalidas wrote about it in his books. The festival is celebrated from Rig- Veda period and older than Holi and Diwali. Farmers celebrated it on ripening of crops, the yellow colour signifies peace and long living & this festival is also called as Kusmakar, pushpsamay and vasantotsav. The children enjoyed the day and later Saffron Halwa was distributed among the children