By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.

- Mahatma Gandhi


D.A.V. School Adambakkam celebrated Navrathri festival in the school campus on 15,  16 and 17th of October 2023 in a magnificent manner.The theme of  Navarathri  Kalai Vizhal 2023 was Ancient wisdom from  Ramayana and Mahabharatha

The First day of Navarathri Kalai Vizha was inaugurated by Mr .S.K.Mullai Vendhan,   Grade E Scientist, NIOT 

We had our beloved Mr. N.C. Sridharan who adorned the dais for the 2nd day’s celebration as the Chief Guest

Mrs. Rama Sridhar, Principal, Sree Sankara Balavidhyalaya Golden Jubilee Senior Secondary School , Pallikaranai embellished the third day’s Maha Utsav as the Chief guest.

The students presented a grand depiction of the stories in the form of dance, dance drama and bhajans that captivated the audience. The picturesque dolls depicted the stories which incorporated the 21st century skills – communication, critical thinking , creativity, collaboration, computational thinking, managing emotions, social skills, problem solving and the other life skills

To name a few,

Surasai Story from Ramayana depicts the critical thinking skill of Lord Hanuman:

The demigods wanted to test the power of Hanuman when he was flying in search of Mata Sitha, they asked Surasai who is considered to be the mother of snakes. Surasai blocked the way and asked him to enter her mouth. Lord Hanuman agreed and began to grow his size, on seeing which Surasai, too expanded. Taking this as a good chance, Lord Hanuman took a small form and entered her mouth and came out of her body. Surasai and the other demigods were astonished on seeing the sagacity of Lord Hanuman.

The Caterer of the Kurushetra war depicts the Skill of Computational thinking :

In Kurushetra war, the Udupi King was asked by both the Pandavas and the Kauravas to join forces but the king politely declined offers and said he’d rather remain neutral . Lord Krishna didn’t accept that answer and Udupi King convinced Lord Krishna by being the caterer and supply the food to both the army of soldiers on all the 18 days of war.

For 18 days Udupi King prepared dishes and not even a single grain went wasted nor was a single grain required more. After the war this strange happening came to the knowledge of Yudhistheera who alongwith Krishna visited the King and showed his surprise at such a wonderful calculation. Udupi King narrated politely that every day he used to bring a bowl full of boiled peanuts to Lord Krishna. The number of peanuts that Lord Krishna would eat, had given the King, an idea of the number of soldiers that would die in the war. If he ate 10 peanuts, it implied 10,000 soldiers would lose their lives in the war.

The Unsung Hero of Mahabharatha depicts the skills of problem solving and critical thinking

Barbarika was the son of Ghatotkacha and the grandson of Hidimba and Bheem. Barbarika was a very courageous warrior. His mother Mata Ahilyavati (daughter of Basuki Naag) taught him the art of warfare. Shiva, pleased with him, gave him the three infallible arrows. Hence, Barbarika came to be known by the appellation Teen Baandhaari, the 'Bearer of Three Arrows.' Later, Agni (the God of Fire) gave him the Bow that would make him victorious in the three worlds.Lord Krishna asks Barbarika whom he would favour in the war. Barbarika reveals that he intends to fight for the weaker side. Krishna tells him the consequence of his intend that Barbarika will keep oscillating between the two sides, thereby destroying the entire army of both sides until it is Barbarika, to be the sole survivor in the war. Hence, Krishna avoids his participation from the war by seeking his head in charity. Lord Krishna keeps Barbarika’s head atop on a hill from where he could witness the war. After the war ended, there was an argument amongst Pandavas about who was responsible for the victory. Lord Krishna ask the Pandavas to ask Barbarika who was the one to witness the proceedings of 18 days. Barbarika said that he had seen the Sudarshana Chakra revolving around the battlefield, slashing the Kaurava army to pieces; and Draupadi, assuming the fearful form of Mahakali Durga, drinking bowl after bowl of blood without allowing even one drop of blood to fall on the earth. The gallant Pandavas then understood that they weren't the sole reason for the victory. The war was not because of them but they were there as that war had to take place. It was the Lord Krishna, the supreme master, himself controlling the proceedings and they were just a part of his leela.