Amrita Vidyalayam Haripad, a Senior secondary school, has been consistently setting high standards for itself in the CBSE board examinations. Invariably these results are the ultimate reflection of the schools standard of education.
AV Haripad has been producing high percentages through the years in the CBSE Xth and XIIth Board examinations.
Situated in a very accessible location, yet embedded within its own grounds, the school has the benefit of being easy to reach and in calm surroundings. Well equipped science and computer laboratories, a vast playground, and a library with an excellent collection of reference materials and books, make it an ideal institution to school the young minds.
This year too, AV Haripad celebrated Guru Poornima, a day in honor of the Guru.
The day, attended by parents and students alike, was started off by Br.Vijayamrita Chaithanya lighting the lamp and performing Amma’s Paduka Puja. A session of bhajans complete with the orchestra followed.
Amrita places immense importance on the relation between the parents and their children. More often than not, parents are taken for granted. Though aware of their value deep inside, the hurry and stress of the modern times causes many a sore word to be passed around or a fit of temper to happen between the children and their parents. Amrita uses the day to put this particular relationship in perspective.
Every year on this day, Amrita honors the tradition of performing ‘Matru Puja’—worship of the mothers’ feet. All students perform pada puja to their mothers in gratitude to all the selfless service they render to the children. The puja helps to subtly enhance their relationship and also increases the children’s appreciation of their parent’s efforts.
Br.Vijayamrita Chaithanya performed the formal worship of the Guru’s paduka (sandals), after which the students performed the worship of the feet of their mothers, who are indeed worthy of worship.
Following the pujas the chief guest, Mr.Sukumaran Nair, from the Department for Employment and Interview Training, spoke on the greatness of the Guru in a person’s life. “Parents give you life. But it is teachers who teach you how to live. In the absence of good teachers to show the way, the gift of life may be wasted in trivial pursuits.” he said.
Spending time together in such activities helps to enhance the bonds between individuals. At the day’s end Amrita saw the gap between parents and children narrow down, with all participants leaving with increased feelings of mutual appreciation and closeness.