Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Janmashtami is celebrated as a symbol of the end of darkness and rooting out of the evil forces. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. Krishna Jayanti also celebrates togetherness. The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies integration and faith.
This year GIS celebrated Janmashtami in a distinctive way.Our learners were asked to dress up like Krishna and Radha to celebrate the golden occasion of Janmashtami. The tiny tots of grade 1 & 2 donned themselves in the attire of Lord Krishna and Radha, frolicking around with flutes, peacock feathers and matkas.
Moreover, colourful dance videos by students of grade 3 & 4 who were dressed up as Krishna and gopikas added to the delight. Our young learners of grade 5 to 8 decorated matkis in an artistic way by using sustainable materials.
This celebration not only taught the learners to respect our culture and traditions but also enhanced their social skills.The joy of celebration was imbibed by our learners and they were also told about the significance of the day.The virtual celebration was indeed truly informative, enlightening and entertaining, all the same.