Chandigarh

The British School celebrated Baisakhi with great exuberance and gaity

Panchkula. Baisakhi marks the beginning of the new year particularly in northern India. In  the School Assembly, students were told about this seasonal festivals importance. Baisakhi comes as a welcome relief to farmers after the crop has been harvested and sold off in the markets. Dancing,singing and feasting go hand in hand with the spirit of Baisakhi.

The festival has a two fold significance. On the one hand it celebrates the harvests, since at this time, the rabi crop is ready for harvest. More importantly, the day also commemorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The festival of Baisakhi is an important festival for the Sikhs because it is a formal celebration of the brotherhood of their community.

The students of the school, sang songs and celebrated the festival.

School Principal, Ma’am Anita Mehra said, “The objective of celebrating the festivals is to inculcate traditional values and respect for culture in the students.”