Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Pornima was celebrated in its true spirit by our students of Primary Section. Not only did the young students enjoy making lovely Rakhis for our City Rakshaks- The Soldiers, the Police & the Fire Fighters but also wrote letters full of heartfelt thanks and adoration for them.
Every civilian is indebted to our Indian soldiers who sacrifice their personal comforts for our well being and security. As an acknowledgement to their loyalty, duty, personal courage, selfless service, integrity and honor, colorful Rakhis made by std IV and V as well as the letters written by Std. IV to VII were sent by post to our national heroes- the Indian Soldiers!
On the day of Rakhi Pornima, all the children from Std I, II, III, along with their teachers visited the Police Station at Warje. The cheer and encouragement by the Police Staff was very heartwarming and our young ambassadors responded enthusiastically. As a token of respect and affection towards these persons who protect the civilians through thick and thin, the little ones tied Rakhis and gave them the letters of thanks they had written for the ocassion!
Police Inspector, Mr Bajirao Muley appreciated this gesture and engaged with everyone in a friendly interaction. He pointed out the drawbacks in studying only theory or bookish knowledge and expressed the importance of developing practical approach towards life through direct learning. Mr. Muley said that such student visits were a welcome approach towards understanding the facts in life. He added that even if English is a language in demand and a popular medium of education nowadays, the children should also be well versed in their mother tongue.
The Rakhi Celebration continued in great rejoicing at the Fire Station at Erandwane. Mr. Kamble and his team caught the attention of all the young minds as they started demonstrating various fire extinguishers used for extinguishing different types of fire and also the equipments used for the different types of rescue operations. They also shared vital information regarding safety measures with all. Their thrilling demonstrations were complimented by the excited expressions in the kids’ eyes. The celebration reached a special moment when the students tied Rakhis and gave the Bravehearts, their letters of thanks!
These festive moments were the best Rakhi gifts one could think of having as all bonded over the delicate silk thread of affection and appreciation!!