“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”
Our country is an agricultural country. The economy of India depends on the farmers in a big way. Baisakhi is a festival for the farmers in the country. It is a festival that marks the harvesting of the first Rabi crop or the summer crop. On this day the sound of “Jatta Aayi Baisakhi” echoes in the sky. And the same sound echoed in the premises of Salwan Junior School, Naraina when class 3 B conducted a special assembly on the same on Friday, 13th April 2023.
The assembly started with Ms. Sakshi Chowdhary welcoming the students and giving instructions to cover their head and then asking them about the reason why we have gathered in the school’s foyer. The discussion from Baisakhi went from it being the harvest festival to the change in the climate around this time of the year. The students were apprised about the changes that Global Warming is bringing to us along with the corrective measures and precautions to take like Carpooling, Afforestation and keeping water for the birds and animals in this heat.
A.Rehan of class 5 B then enlightened the students about the relevance of the festival around the country and its religious affiliation. This was further taken up by Ms. Tajinder talking about the Khalsa Pant being constituted on the same day and how it is connected with the 10th Guru Gobind Singh ji.
Guntas Kaur of class 5 B recited a shabad where all the students and staff covered their heads in admiration and worshiped the almighty.
This was succeeded by two dance performances where in the first the girls of class 3 B danced on the Dhol beats and the boys of class 3 B on ‘Aayi Baisakhi’.
The programme was concluded by Ms. Sonia Wadhwa (Head of School) by discussing religious significance of this festival like the concept of Nirvana and Lord Budh on this day.