The five-day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi reached the peak as the preparation to bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa started on the Atmiya Vidya Mandir campus. A big cart was attached to a vehicle which was decorated with fresh flowers for the procession of the murti of Ganpati Bappa in the campus. As the clock struck four, students started gushing out of the classes to participate in this procession. Students, teachers, housemasters, and Didis in unison walked along Ganpati Bappa’s Rath dancing, cheering, and expressing their gratitude.

The entire school campus reverberated with the loud chanting of Ganpati Bappa Moriya as the students participated in the procession of Ganpati Bapa’s Rath being taken for immersion. The whole campus stirred with pulsating bhajans and clamour of clapping and chanting. As Ganpati Bappa’s Rath reached the school’s swimming pool, the immersion spot, and the parting time arrived, the entire AVM family bowed and prayed with boundless love and faith. They all prayed with eternal hope for Ganpati Bapa’s arrival on the school campus yet again next year. AVM family members then returned with their hearts filled with gratitude as all their worries and troubles were taken away by Ganpati Bappa. As this auspicious and remarkable day slipped into fading sunrays, students understood that only form dissolves but blessings remain.

Seema Ma’am