Jammu: Humming Buds-The ISO 9001:2008 certified Preschool Chain of Model Academy celebrated Dussehra on October 21st with great enthusiasm and energy. Students were explained that Dussehra is a popular festival which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
The classes were decorated with torans and flowers and a puja was arranged to show the traditional way of worshipping goddess Durga. This was followed by a teacher talk explaining to the little kids how Dussehra is the festival marking the end of Navratri and the immersion of Durga idolswhich are worshipped for nine days prior to Dussehra.
There was enormous excitement amongst the kids to see the huge effigy of Raavan which was erected in the playground. Teachers enacted a small play for the children explaining how Dusshera has its roots in the Ramayana which states that Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman took off on an exile for a period of 14 years. During this exile period Sita was abducted by Ravana.So as a step towards this Rama along with Lakshman, Hanuman and an army of monkeys fought a battle against Ravana in which finally Ravana was killed and defeated.
Through smart class children were shown a Ramlila taking place and how hundred feet high effigies of Raavan, Kumbhakaran and Meghanadfilled with fire crackers are burnt after that.
The festivities were filled with great joy and enthusiasm. Dr. Renu Gupta, Director MIER and Mrs. Ruchika Gupta, Project Director appreciated the effort of the staff for such a colourful and meaningful celebration.