Staford School echoed with songs, chants, and celebratory dances in the special assembly organised on the 27th of August, to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami.
An event originally scheduled only for the pre-primary section turned out to be a colourful all school affair with the children from classes 1 to VI taking the initiative to celebrate the event with full enthusiasm.
The children of the pre-primary section came dressed as little Krishna, Radha and the gopikas. The mothers went all out and sent their little ones decked beautifully in elaborate costumes and jewellery. Each child mirrored Krishna’s image and charmed the entire school.
Not only were the tiny tots dressed like Krishna, they also enacted Krishna’s leelas through action songs and a dance. The class teachers of nursery and KG, Mrs. Neelima Mishra, Ms. Neha Sharma, Ms. Kulsum Rizvi, Ms. Sumbul Zaidi, and Ms. Alka Singh had prepared a wonderful programme with the help of the music teacher, Mr. Anuj Yadav and the dance teacher Mr. Vivek Prajapati. The children of class nursery presented an action song composed by the music teacher- “natkhat kannhaiya” and the kindergartners danced to “choti choti gaiyan.” Class 3 and children of class V also presented dances on the songs “Mukunda” and “maiyya yashoda.”
Another highlight of the event was a song beautifully rendered by Ms. Aaisha Siddiqui, Ms. Sumbul Zaidi, and Ms. Towheed Fatma entitled “Teri Aradhana,” composed by our music teacher, Mr. Anuj Yadav. Earlier on, Mr. Nirbhay Dave presented a PPT on the significance of Janmashtami and Mrs. Shailja Joshi, spoke to the children on the cultural importance of the event. The assembly concluded with an address by the Principal and the headmistress. The children learned about the teachings of Krishna and were inspired to become the karmyogi that Krishna was.
In the classes, the pre-primary children made and coloured beautiful crowns, and peacock feathers adorned by Krishna. Each child not only made the mukuts but also wore it, in symbolic respect and admiration for Krishna and as an attempt to salute and crown the virtues of truth, dutifulness, and steadfastness, which Krishna stands for.
Staford wishes everyone a very happy Krishna Janmashtami and hopes that the children will be the harbingers of peace, love and happiness in our world.