गुरु ब्रह्मा गुरु विष्णु गुरु देवो महेश्वर,

गुरु शाक्षात परब्रह्म, तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः

These ancient lines convey a very powerful message that Guru is Almighty because He is the entity who takes us to the doors of that Almighty!

Even with all our gratitude and devotion, we would still be in debt up to our ears to Him. Such is the role of a Guru in our life. At Atmiya Vidya Mandir, we are extremely fortunate to have Param Pujya Swamishree as our Guru who sails us through worldly vices and helps us to reach our destination of becoming and remaining happy.

All activities at AVM are intended to nurture intellectually and morally strong individuals. This purpose is fulfilled through maintaining a strong cultural environment. In this regard, there is a consciously developed trend at AVM to celebrate all festivals throughout the year. Among all the festivals, Guru Purnima is the most important as it helps to instil a feeling of gratitude for our Guru and also for our teachers, who have dedicated and devoted themselves completely to do everything possible for the betterment of the students.

On the vivacious Sunday evening of 9th July, the momentous celebration of Guru Purnima at AVM was organised in the pious Atmiya Prarthana Hall. With devotion filled in the heart, our guests Pujya Guruprasad Swamiji, Pujya Tirth Bapa and Pujya Fuvaji along with the school principal, Vijay Sir did the poojan of Thakorji. Minds of all students and teachers experienced bliss as they all felt the blessings of Guru flowing in the bhajan “Sambandh Tamaro madyo chhe Sahaj maa” that was sung by Himanshu Sir, Jaimin Sir and team of students. Gautam Sir gave a revered hosting which elucidated the significance of Guru in our lives. He reminded us all about our previous year’s pledge to Pujya Premswaroop Swamiji of keeping our senses pure by avoiding movies.

In his most touching and heart-stirring speech, Pujya Guruprasad Swamiji convinced students to celebrate each day as Guru Purnima, to understand and praise the glory of our divine Guru.

The celebration concluded with poojan of Saints by each student, one by one.

Reported by: Niramay V. Patel, Madhuraj M. Modi (Class 10A)