Saturday, 31 August 2019

Srimanta Shankardev Tithi 
31st August, 2019

Being a school holiday on Sunday, VKV Dibrugarh celebrated the death anniversary (punya tithi or Tirobhav) of Srimanta Sankardev a day before the actual tithi i.e on 31st August, 2019 in the Vidyalaya campus. As has been the tradition year after year, all the students and teachers gathered together and began the celebration with the daily prayer.

Our senior most teacher Smt. Rajkumari Sharma didi welcomed our chief guest Su. Meera Kulkarni didi, Assam Pranth Sanghatak, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari . After her felicitation a group of students performed “Gayan-Bayan” (a traditional performance of the Vaishnav Sattriya tradition) in praise of Srimanta Sankardev. The singer is called ‘gayan’ and the instrument players are called ‘bayan’. Su. Meera Didi gave a speech on the significance of the day in which she described Sankardev’s life, his works and teachings. His great works include a devotional poem “Karatala Kamala Kamala Dala Nayana” (Thy palm is like the lotus; Thine eyes are like the lotus petals) which was one of his very first writings. This poem is of great significance as it contains no swarasihnas (vowel sound except ‘O’ followed by a consonant sound in a word in Assamese). Srimanta Sankardev was the founder of Eksaran Naam Dharma and Vaishnavism in Assam. His contribution to literature, art and culture, dramatics and social sphere brought about Vaishnavite movement in Assam.

After Meera didi’s valuable speech a group of students performed a Sattriya dance. The entire audience remained glued to their seats.

The finale performance was a Diha Naam by the teachers and non- teaching staff of the Vidyalaya. The echoes of which reverberated the entire campus. The program ended with the Shanti Mantra and everybody enjoyed the Assamese Prasad of “but-mogu”. It was a great way to remember the great saint. We hope this tradition will continue for eons to come.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Janmasthami Celebration
 24th August, 2019

In order to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna, Janmasthami celebration was organized in our Vidyalaya premises on 24th August, 2019. The birthday of Lord Krishna was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm on this day. Beautiful decorations were put up to make the event more cheerful and colourful. A splendid program was organized by the children and the staff of the Vidyalaya, where students presented lokageet, bhajans, sur samalay and a short skit on “Sishu Krishna”. 

The students enthusiastically enacted the skit and the audience cheered and rocked with laughter. Our Vice Principal Sir, Sri R. M. Thakre welcomed the Chief Guest, parents and students on the occasion. An awareness on Janmasthami, the mythological stories on Krishna, Radha, Kansa were narrated along with the significance of the day by our Hon. Chief Guest Dr. Mousumi Dutta, Prof., Dept. of Assamese, Dibru College, Dibrugarh. Dr. Kunjalata Deori, Retired Professor & Head of Applied Physics, Delhi College of Engineering was also present to grace the programme. 

The students came in colourful traditional dresses and participated in Rangoli competition, Art competition, Story Telling competition and Bhajan competition. 7 groups participated in Rangoli completion from Classes VI to XI, where students created colourfully decorated rangoli on the theme of Krishna. 

The students gave their best performances. The program ended with vote of thanks by Vice Principal Sir. This holy occasion brings people together thus signifying unity and faith. A total of 500 students and 300 parents approximately attended the program.

Friday, 16 August 2019

73rd Independence Day Celebration at VKV Dibrugarh

The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with mirth and gaiety in the Vidylaya campus.  A brief programme was organized to realize the importance of the day. It started with floral tribute at Sahid Vedi, unfurling of the tricolor by the Principal. The Principal on his address drew the attention of the audience to the role and sacrifice of the soldiers serving at the border. He also highlighted how students can serve their motherland by keeping their environment clean and doing their petty personal work themselves. He also enlightened the audience on the efforts made behind the construction of the Rock memorial as it is observing its 50th glorious years of construction.

Other highlights of the programme were group song, action song, skit on the role of freedom fighter of Assam, Kanaklata and Mukunda Kakoti. Instrumental music presentation was a major highlighted. The students’ tuned the music of the famous patriotic song “Saare Jahan se Accha” and our National Anthem "Jana Gana Mana". Total participants were 500 approx.

Raksha Bandhan celebration at VKV Dibrugarh
 15th August, 2019

The programme started with Mangalacharan followed by speech by Shasanka Sir. The significance of the day was highlighted. Then students of classes VI to IX presented a skit emphasing the sacrifice and love of brothers and sisters. After that there was tying of rachis by sisters and brothers to each other. The programme concluded with shantimantra .