RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATIONS 2022
Raksha Bandhan, the festival saluting the strength of human bonding and filial piety was celebrated in the school. The day is important to rejoice the unparalleled bond between a sister and a brother. The grand festival is celebrated by Hindus with utmost devotion and faith. The word ‘Raksha’ literally means protection and ‘bandhan’ means bond thus we all celebrate the unbreakable bond that exists between siblings. The promise of sincere loyalty is made to provide unconditional protection and care.
A sister ties a sacred thread on the wrist of her brother as a mark of unifying chords of emotions and soul connection. The thread of unity which is symbolic of profound commitment of protection and compassion is proudly adorned by a dutiful brother. He commits to protect and nurture the sibling in all events of life. Sisters extend their sincere prayers for the longevity of their brothers and apply ‘Tilak’ using pious vermillion on their foreheads and in return are being cared for with dedication and sincerity. True significance of Raksha Bandhan lies in the fact that individuals reinstate their commitment for mutual respect and safety.
The ceremonial day and its related customs remind us all that we the progenies of the supreme power are connected eternally and coexist harmoniously. The process of ‘Tilak’ is synonymous with acknowledging an esteemed being wherein tying a raksha sutra or rakhi is symbolic of a bond of purity. All relish sweets as a mark of bliss.
We at Bal Bharati Public School celebrated the event with joy and grandeur. Numerous events were conducted in the school as part of the celebrations where all the students participated in special assemblies, recited theme based poems and also enjoyed art activities. Students also made plantable rakhis as part of the novel initiative by the Environment club of the school. Their creative outputs added value to the sacred celebrations. All the students learnt about the significance of the festival and connected with peers. The celebrations indeed created awareness about the essence of the festival and the universal concept of human bonding and harmony of head and heart.