HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN
"A brother is a friend given by nature”.
Raksha Bandhan celebrates the purity and sanctity of the bond that exists between siblings. Raksha means safety and Bandhan means bond. This festival is celebrated between siblings for their undying support and a vow of protection of each other under any dire circumstance. This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 22nd August which falls on Sunday.
This festival is full of joy, merriment, exchange of gifts and sweets. Like all other festivals, even Raksha Bandhan has a deeply traditional and cultural significance.
According to Hindu mythology, during the time of Mahabharat, Lord Krishna had accidentally cut his finger on his sudarshan chakra. Princess Draupadi tore a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it around his figure to prevent the overflowing of blood. Lord Krishna was swamped with this kind gesture and considered that as a sacred thread. From that day, he vowed to protect Draupadi at any cost.In Mahabharat when the Kauravas tried to shame and belittle her, keeping his vow in mind, Lord Krishna appeared and protected her from the embarrassment and humiliation while nobody there helped her.
LIS Pre Primary celebrated Virtual Raksha Bandhan on Saturday 21st August 2021 with full zeal and endeavour that one associates with this auspicious festival. The main objective behind celebrating ‘Raksha Bandhan’ was making the children aware about the virtuous bond of love between a brother and a sister which is one of the deepest and noblest of all human emotions. Since last few years we have initiated to use Eco friendly rakhis only. As a part of class activity kids made Eco friendly rakhis using seeds, gems, chocolates, spices, pulses, dry fruits etc. The tiny tots enthusiastically participated in Eco friendly rakhi making activity and tied it on the plants and trees. A pledge was taken to save Mother Nature by following few actions like- take shorter showers, I will not litter, turn off the water when I brush my teeth, turn off light when not in use. The vibrant, colourful rakhis and innocent smiles brightened the celebration and lifted the spirit.