Simply “Joyful” is how one would describe the months of August and September at Anjana. It is a wonder how children switched from one program to the other and how teachers were able to train them. In addition, each event was special and celebrated in a unique fashion in several locations of the school (playground, Prayer Hall or Amphitheater), some times in more than one place; chants for Varalakshmi Festival, Dances and singing for Krihsna Janmastami, Drills and Skits during Independence Day and making and worshipping Eco frindly idol of Ganesha during Ganesha Chaturthi (August festivals) AND entire campus filled with Pookolams and dances for Onam , sports and fun games for the staff during Teacher’s Day , children presenting Hindi Day, Homa and Chants for the 9 Days of Durga Pooja (all in September). This is not all – Our primary and high school children participated in District level sports meets with two of them finding a place to compete at state level, Primary children coming up with monthly cultural events coinciding with Dussera celebrations and a ToT program for the teachers conducted by Salesforce Team prior to Durgapooja celebrations and visit of Sri. Srinivas Palepu, Yoga Teacher and Parvrajak monk from Sivananda group. Teachers and students tell me I have (unfortunately) missed several interesting talks and weekend personality development programs by Sri. Shiva and Prayas team from Delphi conducted on Saturdays. Too much for a visitor/parent/patron to participate in all these events but for children and staff all these events have helped to showcase their talents and express their joy and hapiness celebrating India’s diversity!
October has kicked in starting with Gandhi & Shastri Jayanthi. Children would get to celebrate Jayanthi’s of Valmiki, Kannada Poets DVG and Karanth and the same time would write their half -yearly exams. As a grand finale to the successful completion of the first half of the academic year, team Anjana would adjourn for a 10-day Mid-term vacation from 12th October. They will arrive on 23rd October to celebrate Gratitude Day to mark the birthday of our patron late Sri. K.T. Narayan (Premanjali Trust). The week will be celebrated as Food-Week with several events and workshops highlighting importance of food and nutrition to children and parents. We look forward to the visits of our food-partners Team Premanjali and Team Manish & Volunteers from Intel and other groups to make these events meaningful.
It may be noted, all these celebrations have taken place amidst regular school days, without majorly disturbing the academic programs. Kudos to the team of teachers headed by young and energetic Sujay and the ever-ready-to-help and ever-smiling kitchen, support team and the team of volunteers. All visitors to the school and parents participating in any of these events have enjoyed our food and hospitality.
Enjoy scrolling down to view some of these events in pictures and videos.
Krishna Janmastami Celebrations
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS- 2017