Holi Celebrations at VKE
Victorious Kidss Educares ~ ‘The School With A Difference’, celebrated the festival of colours ~ ‘Holi’ ~ The Celebration of Colour in India ~ with a difference ~ celebrates the divine love of Radha for Krishna. The love of Radha for Krishna was so intense and so pure that it was considered to be ideal and continuous – non-stop – which is ‘Dhara’ – the opposite of Radha. Our teachers and children guided through stories and information of this celebration with great deal of excitement and enthusiasm too.
Holi is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. It marks the rest and renewal of ruptured relationships by ending all conflicts and ridding oneself of ill feelings accumulated from the past. The festival lasts for two days, starting from the full moon day called Purnima. The first day is known as Holika Dahan and the second day as Rangwali Holi. On the last day people celebrate by playing with colours. Holi is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a fruitful harvest in the onset of summer. It is said to be a time for enjoying warm spring’s abundance of colours and bidding farewell to cold winter.
At VKE, we celebrated the festival with a difference with dry and eco-friendly manner. Children were made to be aware of not to waste water and not to include customary violence, which is quite prevalent and witnessed quite often. Two teachers from each Programme went around applying colours on others ~ only a small dot on the cheek. All students and teachers felt the exuberance of warmth and the joy of vibrant colours applied on them. There was laughter, joy and merry making in the air. They would remember the day with a difference ~ spent cheerfully and left the school with joyous colourful memories.