Raksha Bandhan is an age-old festival celebrated between brothers and sisters. The celebration is being followed since ancient period and its roots can be traced to several mythological stories in our scriptures. The festival brings feeling of oneness and unity among the family members.
Rakhi – The bond between a sister and a brother, sometimes tightly woven, sometimes loosely held, but never broken.
Indian festivals reflect the country’s rich cultural abundance. Breaking the humdrum of daily routine, these festivals bring with them a wave of excitement, happiness and hopes even in the most difficult times. ‘Rakshabandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special occasion to celebrate the virtuous bond of love between brothers and sisters which is one of the deepest and noblest of all human emotions.
To strengthen this bond and to understand this festival as a secular and multicolored festival being celebrated across the nation, MITCON International School organized a Rakhi Making activity on the virtual platform. The objective was to make students understand the true essence of Rakhi and the importance about this festival. It was to feel and understand the sacred relation of a brother and a sister.
The activity began with an explanation of Rakshabandhan followed by a video presented by the class teachers. Related stories were narrated in simple words by the class teachers. Utilizing the fervour of Independence Day which was celebrated recently, the theme of patriotism gave a golden touch to the creativity of students. Students from the primary section made beautiful Rakhis by using tri-coloured papers, decorative threads, mirrors, pearls and flowers. They performed the activity in a very innovative way. The rakhis showcased students’ creativity. It was great fun for them to make artistic rakhis. Girls were very excited to tie these Rakhis to their brothers, expecting appreciation for their handmade rakhis, created with love and blessings. The students completed the task in the given time frame. Their artisanship was quite fascinating and the children wholeheartedly enjoyed this activity. Raksha of nature : Children are innate scientists and they love to experience the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of the outdoors. Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem-solving. Tying rakhis to show love and care for nature was completely innovative. The activity indirectly motivates the students to nurture the nature. Some students tied the beautiful rakhis to plants available at their homes. This activity helped to strengthen the bond between nature and humans. Our little nature lovers completed the activity with full enthusiasm and zeal. MITCON believes that such celebrations of festivals, with true spirit, help the students to learn about our Indian traditions and culture. The Principal of the school, Mrs Monika Chhabra, appreciated the enthusiasm with which the students made rakhis and congratulated all the staff members for conducting the activity in a wonderful manner. The activity not only helped the students to show their creativity but also helped to spread the message of peace and brotherhood in society.