Saraswati Puja is one of the most important festivals of Hindu community. It usually falls in the month of February. People worship, Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and culture on this day. The day is very auspicious, especially for students. The wall of the Saraswati temples exhibits Nepali alphabets and numbers. Students also worship goddess Saraswati with a great respect by offering varieties of sweets, garland and tika. They also worship books, pen, notebooks and other instruments. Musicians too worship their musical instruments. Similarly, Saraswati puja is celebrated at Center for Children with Intellectual Disability.
Center for Children with intellectual disabilities
CCID is one of the projects run by Everest Foundation. It is the center with a group of 20 children with physical and intellectual disability. The kids really enjoy the time at the center. We provide them with the speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist volunteers according to availability.
Saraswati puja at CCID
On the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja, the students and teachers from Centre For Children with Intellectual Disabilities – CCID, also came together to seek the blessings of the Goddess Saraswati.
Be it any cultural event Christmas, Saraswati Puja, CCID has been celebrating different festivals with the same fervor. Believers as well as non-believers, all came together under one roof to celebrate these festivals. Saraswati Puja is just another attempt by the students and staff to preserve the Nepali culture. It is also to impart a sense of respect towards long-established traditions. Principal Mina K.C, not only performed the Pooja but also enlightened on the concept of worshiping the Goddess Saraswati. Finally, the event ended by distributing pencils, notebooks and serving Prasad to everyone present.