Amritsar , 6 Sep , Prabhjot Gill :On the occasion of the Teacher’s Day, five teachers and a Support staff of DAV Public School who had completed 20 years in the teaching institute were honored for their laudable contribution towards the school in the school premises today.
Amongst the teachers were Ms Kiran Khanna , Ms Sadhna Aggarwal , Ms Mohini Dhingra, Ms Arpana Nayyar , Mr Surinder pal and peon Pancham Yadav.School principal Mrs Neera Sharma heartily welcomed Mr Lovely Singh Edcuation Minister, Delhi as chief guest on the occasion
The morning started with a special function on the note of a devotional song by students highlighting the importance of Gurus or the teachers from era of ancient times in the lives of students or ‘shishyas’. The song extolled the virtues of gurus whom they felt were in the form of Gods Vishnu, Mahesh, Brahma and Lord Shiva.
A pooja dance in semi classical style with students wearing white sarees with red borders was performed, inviting blessings of goddess of Knowledge — Ma Sarasvati.
On the occasion a play on growing trend of "female foeticide" raised the curtains on a village scene that presented joyous women dancing on the occasion of the pregnancy of one of them. The Punjabi dance and music presentation using a mixture of dances including classical–Kuchipudi, Kathakali, light, semi classical and Punjabi folklore narration, took a dreary turn and shifted towards trappings and dragging of the pregnant woman when found pregnant with a female child , that results in female foeticide.
Following the gruesome episode the scene turned to an intimate interaction between the unborn foetus who was killed and the mother of the unborn child. The play ultimately culminates in the unborn girl child expressing her pain to her mother and the mother in turn promising her unborn baby to fight against this evil and injustice towards girl child. The play raised a question mark on the continuing evil practice of female foeticide despite women being celebrated as celestial devis in ancient Indian culture.
The play was followed by a beautiful song extolling the virtues of a true teacher to the society. It highlighted the fact that the credit for all achievements and progress truly goes to the teacher