STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Skits on Krishan Leela and fancy dress competitions marked the celebration of Janmashtami in various schools in Jammu region. Jammu Sanskriti School, Jammu organised a function to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. Rohini Aima, Principal-cum-Vice Chairperson of the School, was the Chief Guest. Various activities and presentations were organised to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna. Various items like Krishna dance, Dahi Handi were the main attractions of the celebration. The Chief Guest threw light on the importance of teachings of Lord Krishna. All the Coordinators of the school were also present on the occasion. The assembly was conducted by Passion House in school.
Students of Tiny Tots School celebrated Janmashtami in the school premises. The students of the Junior school came dressed as Radha and Krishan. Dandiya dance was performed by the students with great enthusiasm. Students also spoke about the significance of this festival. The Principal of the School, Veena Handa congratulated the young ones for putting up a beautiful dance performance.
Guru Harkrishan Public School, Nanak Nagar, Jammu celebrated Janmashtami in the school premises with fervour. The students of the Nursery Wing presented a vibrant dance performance charging everyone. Principal of the School, Rita Popli greeted all the students. She said, “May this Krishna Janmashtami brings happiness and prosperity in students life”.
Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua celebrated Janmashtami with religious fervour. The school campus echoed with the Bhajan ‘Achutam Keshwam Jaanki……’and chants of Radhe-Radhe, dance performance with little vibrant Kanhas and Radhas, enactment on Krishna’s life and speech on significance of Janmashtami by students. The Pre-Primary students dressed as Kanhas, Radhas took swings and danced on the tunes of Krishna Bhajans. Principal, Mili R Sumbria applauded the efforts put in by the teachers and students. She emphasised that it is these valuable traditions and our rich culture that makes our country so vibrant and unique.
Little Millennium, a leading Pre School chain with its centres at Roop Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Trikuta Nagar in Jammu, celebrated the Janmashtami with enthusiasm. Little angels performed various activities as role play on the early childhood and birth of Lord Krishna. The highlight of the celebrations was marked with beautiful traditional attire worn by school facilitators and children as Bal Gopal and Radha in colourful outfits donning peacock feather head gears, decorated Matkas and flutes. The school was splendidly decorated depicting the early childhood setting of Bal Gopal like churning of butter and playful banters with Yashoda Mata. The facilitators helped the little angels in churning of butter which was distributed as Prasad to the children. Children delivered impressive dance performances as Krishna and Radha with great joy. There was a symbolic depiction of Handi and other scenes from the life of Lord Krishna filling the entire ambience with a festive spirit. The pranks of Lord Krishna enacted by the children marked the event with added fun and frolic. Chief Learning Officer Akhila Magotra said, “The celebrations aimed to create awareness about Indian festivals, its tradition, customs and culture among the children of the school. The early childhood of Natkhat Krishna depicted by the little angels reminds us of importance of playfulness and social camaraderie irrespective of caste creed and colour.” The event concluded with performances by the children of all the centres under the guidance of learning officers and facilitators.
Pre-Primary wing of Delhi Public School, Jammu organised special assembly to celebrate the joy and festivity of Janmashtami. The assembly began with the introduction by Ayan Singh Jasrotia and Mohisha Gupta of class I-H, who also compered the assembly which was prepared by Pooja Langeh. The prayer was delivered by Advika Mahajan of class I-K followed by the school choir by students of class I who presented melodious song expressing devotion towards Lord Krishna prepared under the guidance of Saurabh Sharma and Anil Kumar. The song was followed by a beautiful dance on Krishna Leela presented by the students of class Prep which was choreographed by Anju Jain. Principal DPS Jammu, Ruchi Chabra greeted everyone on the occasion of Janmashtami. She said all the festivals must be celebrated with great zeal as they not only showcase our culture but also teach us so much. Headmistress, Meenu Gupta also wished all and said that Krishna teaches us to be brave and follow the path of righteousness. President RCT, Ajatshatru Singh, Pro Vice Chairperson, Ritu Singh and Director, S.S Sodhi also wished the students and staff a happy Janmashtami.
Pushp Vatika, a unit of Shiksha Niketan Senior Secondary School Jeevan Nagar, celebrated Janmashtami. All the children were dressed as Radha and Krishan. Little toddlers of class 1st performed dance. Teachers from Shiksha Niketan School, Shiksha Niketan Secondary School Gandhi Nagar, RMPS and also main incharge from Shiksha Niketan Jeevan Nagar attended the function.
Doon International School Jammu celebrated Janmashtami with fervour and gaiety. The toddlers of ‘Phulwari’ participated in ramp walk and graced the stage by dressing up as Radha and Krishna. Students also presented a scintillating cultural programme. The highlight of the celebration was the Inter House ‘Dahi Handi’ competition. The winning house received a cash prize for the amazing feat achieved which was presented by the Vice Chairman M. A. Tantray. Principal, Dr Vikesh Kaur lauded the efforts put in by the teachers and gleefully presented by the students as well. The celebration concluded with the Chairman G.N.Tantray’s message where he advised the students to be righteous and fearless like Lord Krishna.
As a mark of Janmashtami, RM Public School conducted a cultural programme. All the students have participated in different cultural items. Different scenes from the life of lord Krishna and Radhas were depicted. The Corporator of Sainik Colony, Gurmeet Randhawa was the Chief Guest. The Chairman Rameshwar Mengi, Trustee, Rita Mengi, Principal, Ravinder Kour, all the Incharges, coordinators and staff members joined the celebration.
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with fervour and gaiety at Stephens International Public School, Miran Sahib. A special programme was organised to invoke the blessings of the Lord wherein Amarjit Singh, the Vice Chairman, Satvinder Saini, Director, Rama Jamwal, Dean Academics and Ram Prakash Sharma, Vice Principal were present. The programme commenced with the offering of the pious Chhappan Bhog to the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha by all the dignitaries. A spectacular tableau depicting the life of the Lord was presented by the tiny tots of the primary wing. Vedanshi of class Nursery created a euphoric moment by singing the bhajan “Sawalisuratpe Mohan”. Later the divine friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama was enacted emphatically by the senior students. An inter-house Matki race for the senior girls was held and Sakshi of Joy House stood first, Prerna of Joy house stood second and Samiksha representing Courage House secured the third position. Simultaneously the boys of classes IX to XII participated in the inter-house kite flying competition and Courage House claimed the victory whereas Peace House and Joy House clinched the second and the third positions respectively. While addressing the gathering, Dean Academics, Rama Jamwal urged the students and the staff to follow the teachings of Lord Krishna. Dr. Kamal Saini, Chairman and Satvinder Saini extended their greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.
G D Goenka Public School Jammu celebrated the day of birth of Lord Krishna with great fervour and enthusiasm. The entire celebration witnessed plethora of activities commencing with an introductory speech followed by a musical presentation of a famous song of Lord Krishna and Kathak dance performance. The celebration comprised of mirthful performances by the tiny tots of pre primary and primary classes including dance, Bhajan recitation, speech on life of Lord Krishna and his teaching to mankind marked the informative face of the celebration. The crowd was cheering and elated. The significance of great deeds performed and preached by Lord Krishna was discussed with the children. A poem in Hindi was also recited by one of a child which emancipated and taught about the notion of love and compassion as preached by Lord Krishna. Principal, Rajesh Rathore shared ancient mythological stories related to lord Krishna. He advised the children to spread the message of love and wished them a very bright future on this auspicious day.
The Kindergarten area of Delhi Public School Udhampur celebrated Janmashtami by creating scene of Gokul with diverse Leelas of Shri Krishna. The Pro-vice Chairman of the School, Dr. J.C Gupta enlightened the students that the significance of this festival lies in encouraging the goodwill and discouraging the badwill. “This is a festival which brings all the people together. Hence Janmashtami symbolizes faith and unity,” he asserted. The Principal, Dr. Kunal Anand appreciated the efforts of students and staff for designing such a beautiful programme where enjoyment and learning went hand in hand.
Kotwal National Institute of Teaching Bharat Nagar, Talab Tillo Jammu celebrated Janmashtami with a colourful cultural programme organised in the school premises. The programme was organised jointly by Tagore House and Gandhi House. Many devotional and action songs were presented by the students of classes IX and X. Ninth class students presented a skit on Krishna Sudama friendship. Megha Baboria of class 10th and Ritik Katal of class 9th presented papers on the occasion. Director of the School, Prof J.L Kotwal and Principal, Bimla Balloria, also addressed the students. Congratulating the students and the incharges of Tagore and Gandhi Houses namely Leena and Barsha for their role in preparing such a good programme, Prof Kotwal impressed upon everyone to follow the great values set for humanity by Lord Krishna. Prof Kotwal said that Lord Krishna is not an icon lord of a particular religion but he is an ideal for the whole world.
Dewan Devi Playway/Higher Secondary School on Friday celebrated Janmashtami with great enthusiasm. Krishna’s swing (Jhula) was beautifully decorated. Students clad in Radha Krishna dresses participated in various cultural programmes. Breaking of Dahi Handi competition was also held. The Chairman of the School, Subhash Chander Suri advised the students to perform their role best to serve the nation and become good citizens of the soil.
Cambridge International School Purkhoo Camp, Domana, Jammu, celebrated Janmashtami with great enthusiasm and fervour. The celebration started with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Principal, Dr. Abhishek Sharma. Importance of Janmashtami was told to the students by the principal. Children of classes III to VII presented a dance on Radha Krishna theme followed by melodious songs on theme of Janmashtami. The programme concluded by ‘Dahi Handi’ and ‘Matki Phorh’ by teachers and children. Er. Vidhi Singh, Chairman-cum-Managing Trustee and Er. Renu Bangroo, Managing Director wished children a very happy Janmashtami.
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