Tuesday, March 4, 2014


“Festivals of India”, one of the most awaited themes, knocked the doors of Satyam House on 3rd March 2014, to which, Satyam House responded quite earnestly and enthusiastically. Throughout the week the team brought to the students’ attention various interesting and significant aspects of different festivals of different regions across the country.

The week started off with a thoughtful talk delivered on ‘The Importance of Festivals’ supported by colourful visuals and also coupled with what does festival mean to Param Pujya Hariprasad Swamiji. Subsequently, through the following days, the students were shown how Swamiji celebrates different religious festivals at Haridham followed by the various festivals from south (Pongal, Onam, etc.) to those celebrated in the western and eastern parts of the country. The students learnt about the rich tradition and culture of India with absolute clarity of the pious purpose of celebration through those festivals.

The week ended with special festivals celebrated to preserve our environment like Van Mahotsav. During the week, everyone witnessed a unique collection of videos accompanied by graceful talks delivered by students of Satyam House.

Continuing with the tradition, in the junior assemblies, the value was celebrated by presenting the actual rituals, worships, dances and songs. The week was celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. Each day the assembly was so lively! And to this was added the significance of upcoming ‘Atmiya Yuva Mahotsav’, the festival of all festivals. Students were given a different vision by explaining how ‘Atmiya Yuva Mahotsav’ serves the purpose of Holi, Diwali and Uttarayan and how Swamiji has envisioned the future of Indian youths. But all this wouldn’t have been possible without the creative minds and hard work of the teachers. They were the reason for the successful accomplishment of the week.

In a nutshell, the main aim of Satyam House team was to leave a message in the hearts of everyone that we should celebrate each moment of our life like a festival, whether it is favourable or unfavourable. Life will be a heaven if we celebrate each moment of our life like a festival.

So let us live the remaining of our lives like a festival!
Written by Sumit Choudhary

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