Students of Akal Academy, Rajia celebrated the Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji with great devotion & dignity. Students from junior classes recited Sukhmani Sahib and it was an absolute bliss to watch class Nursery & KG kids who dressed up like Guru Ki Fauj reciting Chaupai Sahib & Anand Sahib. Their innocence […]
Students of Akal Academy, Rajia celebrated the Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji with great devotion & dignity. Students from junior classes recited Sukhmani Sahib and it was an absolute bliss to watch class Nursery & KG kids who dressed up like Guru Ki Fauj reciting Chaupai Sahib & Anand Sahib. Their innocence reflected a divine glow. With their hands folded, eyes closed and heads bowed, the little ones recited the mool mantar, which is a part of their daily school prayer.
Speech & quiz competitions were organized highlighting the great life of Guru Gobind Singh Ji & reviving the unknown facts about Sikh History. The students eulogized the “Great Guru” in Shabad Gaayan competition with full devotion and sanctity.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a great warrior and a spiritual leader. He had to spend most of his time fighting against the oppression and suppression committed by the unjust forces. He was a unique nation builder who fought for righteousness. He sacrificed his all for human liberty, equality and fraternity. Two of his youngest sons were bricked alive. Sahibzaade Ajit Singh Ji and Jujhar Singh Ji were martyred in the battle of Chamkaur Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699,passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru, the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs.
Poems like ‘Sarbans Daani’ were recited with great reverence for Guru Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his parents and four Sahibzaaday, was for his beloved Khalsa; and through the Khalsa for a better future for his countrymen and for sarbatt da bhalaa, for the whole humankind. . The Students were fascinated to learn how the Guru acquired the stature as both saint and soldier.
The Principal congratulated the students on Gurpurab, appreciating the performance of the participants and motivating them all to participate in such competitions. She also elaborated the meaning of “Deh Shiva Bar Mohe Ehe, Shubh Karman Te Kabhu Na taro”. Students were told to fix their goal and move ahead determined, with their heads held high and be successful in their lives following the teachings of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji.
~ Tapasleen Kaur
~ New Delhi, 7th Jan ’15