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The victory of good over evil Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami.

In the most famous Ashwin and Kartik, Hindus hold a 10-day celebration of fasting, rituals and festivities to honor Lord Rama's victory over Damon Ravana. Dussehra also symbolizes the victory of the warrior goddess Durga over the demon buffalo, Mahishasura. Thus, it is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.

This celebration starts from Navratri and ends with the tenth day festival "Dussehra". Navratri and Dussehra are celebrated across the country at the same time, with varying rituals, but with great enthusiasm and energy as they mark the end of the scorching summer and the beginning of winter.

The tenth day after Navratri is called Dussehra, during which a number of fairs are organized throughout northern India, and statues of Ravana are burned. It is also called "Vijaya Dashami" or "Vijayadasami" as this day represents Lord Rama's victory over Ravana. Vijaya Dashami is an auspicious day for the Indian homeowner, as he worships, protects and preserves his Shakti (power). According to the scriptures, by worshiping Shakti in these nine days, the owners of the house obtain triple strength, i.e. physical, mental and spiritual, which helps him to advance in life without any difficulty.

The Ramlila - an enactment of Lord Rama's life, takes place during the nine days leading up to Dussehra. On the tenth day (Dussehra or Vijay Dasami), the statues of Ravana and his son and brother - Meghnadh and Kumbhakarna - were burned. The theatrical representation of this dramatic encounter takes place all over the country where every section of the people enthusiastically participates.

In burning statues, people are asked to burn the evil within them, thus following the path of truth and goodness, considering the condition of Ravana, who for all his power and majesty was destroyed by his evil ways.

Celebrating festivals is an integral part of learning at GAJERA VIDIABHAVAN SACHIN. Being a diverse country, through such festivities, students not only learn the importance behind the festival, but also learn to embrace other traditions and culture just as they do with their own. The celebrations bring the school community together, and build a close bond between the children.

Keeping with this tradition, pre-primary students celebrate Dussehra on 4th October, 202 AD, a major Indian festival that is celebrated for 10 days and also marks the end of Navratri. Dussehra signifies Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana, and hence it symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Pre-primary children performed a mini skit for Mas Durga and Devil Mahisasura. The teachers also shared some valuable information about the festival which enhances their learning, they also enjoy the FAFDA and JALEBI program.

To celebrate the Dussehra festival, teachers gave a fable with the students. This was followed by a round of questionnaire in which the students enthusiastically participated. They also enjoyed the burning of Ravana. She had a rich learning experience along with the pomp and spirit of the festival.

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