Activities Of Asan Memorial Matriculation Higher Secondary School

Vidyarambham '14 - Education is a powerful tool

Vidyarambham is a Hindu tradition observed on the Vijayadashmi day during the Navaratri festival; introducing young children into the world of learning and the ritual is usually performed by parents, grandparents, elders, writers, teachers and other eminent personalities associated with literature assuming the role of a Guru to the children. “Vidhya” means education and “aarambham” means the beginning.

Solely designed for children to begin their education and to bring forth the wealth of true knowledge; the children sit on the lap of the guru and the guru writes “Hari Shree” on the child’s tongue with a golden ring representing blessings from the Goddess of Learning - Goddess Saraswati. The child then writes “Hari Shree Ganapathye Namaha” in Malayalam/Tamil with the right index finger, with the help of the Guru, on a bed of raw rice or sand.

The Vidyarambham ceremony was conducted at the Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School Premises on Friday October 3rd, 2014. On this auspicious day we had 24 students participating in the ceremony. The children had their Vidyarambham initiated and performed by Dr. C. G. Rajendra Babu and Dr. E.K. Purushothaman.