Rishikul students mark festival of Krishna Janmashtami
3 September, 2018, 3:04 pm
STUDENTS and teachers of Rishikul Primary School marked the festival of Krishna Janmashtami at their school in Nasinu today.
Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of one of the most worshiped Hindu gods – Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna was believed to be born on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August – September), according to the Hindu calendar.
Some 1638 students of Rishikul Primary were today enlightened about the significance of the event.
Chief guest Pundit Shelvin Maharaj said it was important for elders to impart the knowledge to students of today.
“The message has to go across. The number of students having interest in religious activities has decreased in the past years and it is important for the leaders to pass on the knowledge to the next generation. These are the leaders of tomorrow,” said pundit Maharaj.
School headteacher Kamal Lal said all functions delivered the same message of togetherness and unity.
“Our religion may be different but we are all human beings. Here at our school, we make sure that all the religious functions from all ethnic groups is celebrated with pride,” Mr Lal said.