The students and teachers at Jagadguru International School have come together to celebrate the Dandiya Celebration with Garba songs. Dussera is celebrated to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. Dandiya and Garba are dance forms traditionally performed only in the state of Gujurat, but now they are performed all over India. The students of Jagadguru International School were asked to dress up in traditional clothes. The songs of Dandiya were put on for the students, along with the teachers, to sway to the rhythm of the music. In Jagadguru International School’s “Dandiya Raas,” students of all grades participated with great enthusiasm.
All the students attired in traditional dresses added to the festive mood. Students, along with teachers, all danced to the beats and tune of “Dandiya” very devotedly, with their hearts out, creating a vibrant and exuberant show. The students were told about the importance of the nine days of Navratri and about the “nine forms” of Goddess Durga and how the Navratri celebration symbolizes victory over evil.
At the start of the festival season, students also brought Indian festive food. Finally, on Dussehra, a special assembly was held to teach the students about the Ramayana. The celebration that followed was truly entertaining and educating.