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Raksha Bandhan Celebration

     On account of Raksha Bandhan ,VKV Jirdin celebrated Raksha Bandhan- the sacred bond of brothers and sisters, the custom of tying ceremonial thread on a brother’s wrist seeking for her protection and brother’s vow to look after his sister’s well –being. Shri. Kido Lollen, Vice-Principal of Pakam High Secondary School, Aalo was invited Chief Guest to grace the occasion. The programme was started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, followed with invocation. Principal, VKV Jirdin gave the welcome address-wishing the students a very happy Raksha Bandhan and introducing the Chief Guest to the students. Principal, VKV Jirdin felicitated the Chief Guest. Significance of the day was told by Su. Rina didi bringing in light how the age-old tradition of tying rakhis took place from the Mughal period and narrated some myths and legends related to Raksha Bandhan. Symbolic rakhi tying took place. A student of class –IV tied a rakhi, did tilak to the Chief Guest and took his blessings. Students of classes IV to X tied rakhis to one another and to their teachers. A small cultural programme : a group patriotic song by class-V and a traditional group dance by class-VIII students was kept. The Chief Guest addressed to the students as an elder brother by advising to leave all the vices like jealousy, hatred, pride and in spite develop love and maintain peace and harmony among themselves and to be always ready to extend a helping hand. He appreciated the small cultural items kept, as a necessary part of a student’s development in co-scholastic areas. He contributed for the student’s community ten numbers of their traditional garland to school. And the programme was concluded with shanti mantra.