Ganesh Chaturthi as a festival started getting observed in India when an eminent Indian philosopher named- Bal Gangadhar Tilak thought this festival could help connecting people together and stir the sense of camaraderie in them. Naturally, a festival such as this brings forth a sense of devotion among people and helps them enlighten their minds when organized in educational and corporate offices.
The students of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi amidst much enthusiasm and fervor. The preparation started in full swing before a week from the actual day of celebrating Lord Ganesha. The idol was instituted in a small pandal decorated with beautiful flowers and green leaves. The Bappa was careful selected to match the theme.
On the day of celebration, the students were seen dressed up in their best attires at around 10 am in the morning near the pandal waiting for the commencement of the rituals under the guidance of the priest.
The priest initiated the ritual by chanting various hymns and mantras from the holy book, igniting spiritual feeling among all the devotees. He further narrated the story of Lord Ganesha, from various verses.
After all the ceremonies were undertaken, the priest passed on his blessings to all the students and wished them success in all future endeavors. The student incharge distributed prasadam to rest of the students present there. The teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students enthusiastically offered the Lord’s andreacited aarti.
The ceremony will now continue being solemnized until 5 days with continuous morning and evening hymns. The 22nd September, 2015 will be noted as the last day of the festival and a well-disciplined procession will be led by the students from the campus to the immersion site of the river.
VJIM believes in diversity and each every student participates with equal enthusiasm to learn from each other’s religion and Faith. No major festival is left unobserved.
– Article compiled by PR Club, VJIM