|Shiksha Niketan Sr Sec School, Jammu, reveres Lord Ganesha with grand celebrations|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 19: Shiksha Niketan Sr. Sec. School, located in Jeevan Nagar, Jammu, proudly upholds the tradition of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with unwavering devotion and grandeur. This year, the students of the Primary wing came together on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which was celebrated with utmost religious fervor on September 19, 2023.
One day prior to the celebration, on September 18, an eco-friendly idol of Lord Ganesha was consecrated within the school premises with great enthusiasm, setting the stage for the joyous festivities to come.
The celebrations commenced with the ceremonial lighting of lamps and the recitation of Aarti. The primary objective of these celebrations was to deepen the students' connection with Indian culture and traditions, instilling in them a sense of reverence.
The young dancing stars of the school delighted the audience with their performances to a medley of Ganesha songs, adding splendor and glamour to the event. Students also showcased songs and skits that emphasized the significance of Lord Vinayaka in our lives.
Rameshwar Mengi, the Principal of the school, and esteemed guests, Daljeet Singh, Principal of Tiny Tots School, and Principal Ram Murti of Blooming Dale Nanak Nagar, Jammu, praised the efforts of the staff, particularly the teachers, in nurturing the students' connection with their religious and cultural traditions. They emphasized the importance of instilling belief and faith in India's rich cultural heritage among the younger generation, empowering them to become responsible, enlightened, and progressive citizens in today's global society.
Harish Sharma, the Headmaster of Shiksha Niketan Jeevan Nagar, applauded the festive spirit of the students, especially the participants. He highlighted that the worship of Lord Ganesha symbolizes auspicious beginnings and wished for their endeavors to bear fruitful results. The efforts of the students were further appreciated by Suman Gupta, the Primary Wing Incharge.
The celebrations concluded with the immersion of the Lord Ganesha idol at Hari-ki-Poudi, Jammu, marked by immense festive enthusiasm. The school's commitment to preserving and celebrating cultural and religious festivals continues to foster a sense of unity and reverence among its students and the wider community.