NSS Unit Of Innocent Hearts College Of Education Celebrates National Youth Day And Lohri Function


Jalandhar, January 12, 2018: NSS Unit of Innocent Hearts College of Education, Jalandhar organised National Youth day and Lohri function on Jan 12, 2018. Executive Director Mrs.Aradhana Bowry, Principal Dr.Arjinder Singh and faculty members inaugurated the ceremony by lighting up the bon-fire. The student-teachers gave inspiring information about the life sketch of Swami Vivekananda, his Chicago address, his teachings and views on woman empowerment, god, culture and sang melodiously “na sir jhukha ke jiyo”. All the students sang together and were motivated to choose the right path, to live a peaceful life, to fight against hardships and never give up.
The students gave speeches on upliftment of girl youth power and equality. Swamijis teachings were related to the objectives of Lohri celebration. Swamiji always believed in the youth power and to nourish the historical culture of the country.
NSS Unit highlighted the importance of celebrating Lohri that it is a festival essentially dedicated to Sun god. Group dance was performed by student-teachers. Dance and singing ‘Tappe’ competition was organised. Folk songs were sung by teachers and students while moving around the bon-fire and offering popcorns, sweets, puffed rice and peanuts to it.
Remembering the birth of Swami Vivekananda, Principal Dr. Arjinder Singh emphasized the need to bring positive change in the society. He said that Lohri should be celebrated for the girl child too and for abolishing social evils.
Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions celebrated Lohri festival at loharan campus. The celebrations started by gathering around bonfires, offering sweets, puffed rice, and popcorn into the bonfire and by chanting of mantras. After offering prayers, Peanuts, Rewri and other eatables were distributed among all present on the occasion. Traditionally associated with the harvest of the Rabi crop, people celebrate Lohri, exchange of gifts, and songs and dance around bonfires. Large number of students and teachers performed dance. The programme ended with a pledge by the teachers as well as students to work for the protection of rights and empowerment of the women. Group Director Dr Shailesh Tripathi addressed the students by wishing them happy Lohri.

Friday, January 12, 2018