A School in Powai Celebrated ‘Parents’ Worship Day’ in place of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Dayon this 14thFebruary was celebrated in a unique mannerat the Powai English High School (PEHS). The primary section of PEHS organized a Parents’ Worship Day by inviting parents, where the students performed aarti, with tilak and sweets to their parents and teachers akin to doing puja.

Many parents got emotional with this gesture of their children; the rolling tears said it all, even some kids were in tears. The sentiments from within created a divine aura. The bond between them was seen with their hugs, truly a memorable moment. The primary school headmistress Binu Nair and teachers of her section brought in the spirit of togetherness.

Shirley Udaykumar, the principal brought in an unexpected guest Prof Chanda Kathuria,ex-vice principal of Podar College Matunga who graced the occasion and witnessed the function. A truly mesmerizing occasioncreating a bond with parents, students and teachers.

Parents' Worship Day, known as Matri Pitri Poojan Diwas (also Matru Pitru Poojan Divas) was started in 2007 as an alternative to Valentine's Day. This festival draws its inspiration from the pujan of Shiva and Parvati performed by Ganesha.

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