"Happy Guru Purnima"
Updated: Jul 4
Guru Purnima is an auspicious and joyous occasion celebrated by millions of people around the world to express their gratitude and reverence towards their teachers, mentors, and guides. Guru Purnima is a wonderful opportunity to instil values of respect, gratitude, and the importance of education in the young minds of pre-primary students. Let's delve into the enchanting world of Guru Purnima and explore how it can be celebrated in a delightful manner for our little learners.
Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha . Guru Purnima is a day to pay homage to teachers, mentors, and spiritual guides who have shaped our lives and imparted invaluable knowledge and wisdom.
Even at a tender age, pre-primary students benefit immensely from the guidance and nurturing provided by their teachers and caregivers. Guru Purnima offers an occasion for children to understand and appreciate the role of their teachers in their lives. Educators narrated the story to learners based on the life and teachings of notable gurus and mentors from different cultures.
There was special occasion dedicated to the educators, the ‘GURUS’ to mark the event replete with dance and drama. Dance of the learners highlighted the importance of the Guru in our lives. Through these they came to know that Guru is only one that who carried us from darkness to light. This was followed by the learners of the school seeking the blessings of all the educators of the school by touching their feet. They encouraged the learners to lead a good life. Learners also did different activities of Guru Purnima in the classes. All the educators were felicitated by the learners, and given a token of love.
As a part of Guru Purnima we organised SHLOKA COMPETITION for our little toddlers. It is the recitation of words that have spiritual meaning. It positively affects the cognitive functioning of the brain. Studies have shown that chanting shloka helps to improve concentration and memory power in children. That’s because shloka emit vibrations that activate the chakras (on the face and head) that play a role in learning and focus. All the toddlers showcased their oratory skills by reciting shloka with great confidence. Our educator judged the learners on the basis of Confidence & presentation ability and costumes. All the learners participated with great zeal and fervour.
Guru Purnima is a remarkable occasion that allows pre-primary students to express their gratitude and admiration for their teachers and mentors. Celebrating this special day helps instill values of respect, gratitude, and the pursuit of knowledge in young learners. By organizing engaging activities and fostering an environment of appreciation.