Navratri Celebrations at NKES

Importance of Navratri :- Navratri in India is a big religious festivity for nine propitious days. The celebration goes on for these favorable days with different rituals and customs in distinct parts. These nine days have a great significance in Hindu culture and religion. The worshipers adore their mother in beautiful incarnations with incompatible celebrations for nine days of Navratri. Here is the importance of Navratri Celebration:

- Goddess Shakti exists in numerous ferocious as well as innocent manifestations; hence the celebration of each day of Navratri is dedicated to each Goddess embodiment for nine sacred days.
- Navratri is revered to show utter devotion and respect to Goddess and thus recognized with full devotion, zeal, and enthusiasm all over the country.
- It is believed that Mother Durga defeated the demon- Mahishasura on this festivity, therefore the solemnization begins with lightening the houses, temples, and other divine places to spread happiness and gaiety all the corners.
- In North India, the nine-day festival Chaitra Navratri is observed to celebrate the victory of Rama over Ravana. During the festival, people dress up in traditional clothing, observe fasts, and offer prayers.
- Being one of the celebrated and distinguished religious occurrences for the Hindu community, this festival has become the most reverenced holy occasion.
- The occasion exhibits the victory of good over evil, thence the sacred glee starts with fasting, decorations, bhajans. People also invite small girls for the bhog and Prasad followed by placing goddesses‘ images during the last days.
- In Hindu narrations, Chaitra Navratri is also termed as Vasant/ Basant Navratri since this divine revelry marks the beginning of Vasant Ritu or Spring Season in Indian culture.


Report of Rangoli Competition

Rangoli is an ancient art and timeless tradition that is followed all over India. In order to develop skills of aesthetics, creativity and innovation among the students, a Rangoli Competition was organised for the students of classes 8 to 10 on 27th September 2022. The theme of the competition was ‘Navratri’ or ‘Science and Technology’ Children are introduced to our Indian Culture through such competitions. More than 90 students participated in the preliminary round from which 30 were selected for the final round. The students put up their artistic acumen on display. It was an assortment of colourful array at its best. The students could be seen working keenly at their designs.The competition was judged by our art teacher Sri Shivayogi Sannamani and Smt. Aparna Mokal .
Results of the competition were
Name of Student Class House Place -
Dongare Neha 10/B Green I
Devendra Pooja 10/A Green II
Devendra Tanuja 10/A Red III
Sadhye Asmita 10/B Yellow Consolation
Devadiga Kshama 10/C Red Consolation
Naidu Vaishnavi 8/C Green Consolation
Gupta Shruti 10/A Blue Consolation