Shravani Punam or Rakshabandhan is the day celebrated as “Sanskrit Day”. Being the oldest language and mother of all Indian languages, Sanskrit day was celebrated with special fanfare at Swaminarayan Vidyamandir Randesan, a school whose ethos are firmly rooted in the tradition. IT was celebrated on 12th August. The event, carried out totally in Sanskrit, was started by Sanskrit teacher Ms. Mokshda Pujara welcoming the Chief Guest Sh. Raja Pathak (Head – Sattvavikas School) and Sh. Kiran Pithwa (Trustee BAPS).
Mesmerising Bharat Natyam dance was performed by girls in Prayer. Various facts about the Sanskrit language were delivered in a speech by the student which amazed everyone. The environment was turned divine with the chanting of 12th Adhyay of Gita. Shrugala dance, Panchanga, Hasti song, and dance, Bhavani Ashtakam were performed further. Everyone present also enjoyed garba performance in Sanskrit.
In the address to students, Chief guest Raja Pathak motivated the students to read, write and think more. He addressed their fears for particular subjects. After the event, all the officials visited the Sanskrit Fair display. It displayed the work done by students during the class and the topics they have learnt. It displayed basic words and phrases we use in daily life – in the Sanskrit language. The motto of Sanskrit day and fair was that the Sanskrit language should come naturally to students in day to day life.