With the objective to make the budding generation aware of four cardinal virtues of wisdom, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Ramnagar, Silchar celebrated the ‘Vidyarambha Ceremony’ on 30th March’15. The term ‘Vidyarambha’ itself reflects the beginning of all knowledge.
All the rituals were leaded by two eminent priests of the renowned ‘Gayatri Parivar’ from Shantikunj, Haridwar. The Vidyarambha ceremony was celebrated through the chanting of ‘Vedas’ and the Hindu traditional ‘Sacred fire’ or ‘Hawan’. Chanting of Veda was a significant part of the day to make everyone understand about all the virtues of life.
The whole ritual was held through the worshipping of ‘Gayatri Maata’. The two eminent priests explained the significance of worshipping ‘Gayatri Maata’ and ‘Saraswati Maata’. The difference lies in the appearance of these two Devis. Saraswati Maata is carrying a ‘Lyre’ in her hand where as we can see the ‘Veda’ in the hands of Gayatri Maata.
The advent of all the new students and the celebration of ‘Vidyarambha’ are to ingrain the spirituality and divinity among the children through the story-telling process. The programme was concluded through the distribution of one-teaspoonful of ‘honey’ into the mouth of each student.