Saraswati Puja is one of the most important festivals of the 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 great respect by offering varieties of sweets, garland, and tika. They also worship books, pens, notebooks, and other instruments. Musicians too worship their musical instruments. Similarly, Saraswati puja is celebrated at the Center for Children with Intellectual Disability.
Center for Children with intellectual disabilities
CCID is one of the projects run by the Volunteer Society Nepal. It is the center with a group of 20 children with physical and intellectual disabilities. 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 for 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.