Vasant Panchami is a festival celebrated in the Indian sub-continent to welcome the spring season. The festival is named after the Hindi words "Vasant," meaning spring, and "Panchami," meaning the fifth day. It is also the day when people start preparing for Holi, which takes place forty days after Vasant Panchami.
People of all religions in India celebrate the festival, with Hindus worshiping the goddess of knowledge, music, and art, Saraswati. Babies also write their first words on this day, and in many schools, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped. This festival also celebrates the coming of mustard flowers, and people often wear yellow clothes to match the yellow mustard flowers in the fields.
At Gajera Vidyabhavan, the festival of Vasant Panchami was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The teachers wore yellow dresses to match the spirit of the festival. The Principal Mr. Nitin Patil, and Vice Principal Mrs. Anju Mistry, began the program by lighting a lamp and giving speeches about the significance of the festival.
Our Gajerian performed a traditional dance with great energy and enthusiasm. They also sang a song melodiously related to the festival. The program ended with the Principal and Vice Principal planting new plants, symbolizing growth and new beginnings. The school was decorated with flowers and traditional decorations, adding to the festive atmosphere. All the students and teachers participated with full zeal and enjoyed the celebration of the festival.