Children at the Swami Brahmanand Special School celebrate all the festivals with lots of love and joy. Likewise, they celebrated this festival – Raksha Bandhan. This festival is one amongst the many influential traditional festivals that our Hindu culture celebrates. The main motive behind this festival is in showing love amongst siblings and being responsible and protective.
Raksha Bhandan was celebrated at school on the 14th of August 2019. Like every year, all students at the school came traditionally dressed and as per the theme of this year, everyone wore colourful bracelets and bangles.
But this year, this festival was celebrated differently. Besides tying rakhee to their classmate, some students also attended two important places- at Fire Brigade Office and at SBI bank.
The first visit was at the Navi Mumbai Fire Brigade CBD Office. It was the first time that the students visited the fire station personally. Ten students along with one teacher and two parents visited the fire station. Before visiting, the staff at the fire station had a prior notice of their visit. They were all greeted and welcomed warmly. The girls tied rakhi to ten fire men at the fire station. Everyone were very happy with this initiative and gave sweets and cash as gifts to the girls. Everyone at the fire station appreciated children’s enthusiasm. Children were allowed to take selfies with the fire brigade personals and also got a chance to witness a demo of the fire drill. The main motive behind this way of celebrating the festival was to acknowledge the fact that just like any other brother, fire men’s work is to help and protect us in the difficult situations.
The second visit was at the State Bank of India Konkan Bhavan Branch. Nine students along with one teacher and two parents visited this SBI branch in CBD Belapur at around 11 am in the morning. The students tied Rakhi to all the staff members at the bank. They received gifts in return as cash money and chocolates as token of love from the staff. Everyone at the bank were very happy by this gesture. The main motive behind this way of celebration was to show that we trust the banks for protecting and saving our money with them.
Finally, when all the students with their appointed teachers and parents returned to the school, they celebrated Raksha Bandhan with their classmates. Every batch girls tied rakhi to the boys of the same batch in their respective classrooms.Thus, Raksha Bandhan festival was celebrated at school in a special way by sharing love, joy and smiles with everyone.