Monday, November 10, 2014

AVM sings the glory of Gujarat!

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high……. 

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments…………

When the great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote these lines, hardly had he thought that his words would take shape of reality in Gujarat. Gujarat, the ‘Land of the Legends’ which leaves behind impressions with footprints on the sands of time. Life is a Celebration for those who live in Gujarat, a place where Gods chose to exist! Hence Sundaram House unfolded the astounding features of ‘Garvi Gujarat’ in the first week of this November.

Throughout this week, during morning assemblies, members of Sundaram House showed informative presentations, enchanting videos and explanatory speeches in order to make the students aware of the rich heritage and unique culture of Gujarat.

On Monday, to begin with, students were shown a video-clip about the Gujarat Development Model, which explained and showed Gujarat as India’s fastest developing state, stating Gujarat’s commendable achievements. The next day, a captivating and much convincing PowerPoint presentation was shown on the topic, ‘Contribution of Gujarat in the fields of Science and Literature’. Students acknowledged the role of Vikram Sarabhai and Pranav Mistry in the field of Science and Technology. On the third day of this week, students were shown some videos related to the contribution of Gujarat born leaders in the Freedom Struggle and politics. Legendary personalities like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel and Narendra Modi were praised for their inspiring lives.

On the following day, students got the opportunity to watch a video clip which showed Param Pujya Swamiji mentioning in his speech that Gujarat is a pious and the most sanctified land as it has been the ‘chosen land’ by saints, deities and religious Gurus of India.

The week was concluded with highlights of other remarkable and fascinating features of Gujarat, its cultural significance, historical places and temples and architecture. Through speech and video, students were made aware about the vast natural resources and its rich, cultural heritage which has endeared Gujarat and Gujaratis even to the rest of the world.

Additionally, in the assemblies of junior students, there was much fun with glimpses of marvelous features of their motherland Gujarat. Each day of this week, brought some valuable information to these little young minds. They acknowledged much information and facts about food, music, religion, custom, traditions of Gujarat. Most noticeably, the last day was extremely fun-filled for them, as the junior group of Sundaram House presented a scintillating Garba Dance.

Thus the students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir realized and rediscovered the charm and charisma of Gujarat, where the future is expected to have in store, days full of peace, prosperity, wealth and immense beauty of culture, tradition and nature.

Truly, let’s all sing together…JAY JAY JAY JAY GARVI GUJARAT!!!

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