Students of ADLS Sunshine School tie rakhis to saplings on Monday. Picture by Bhola Prasad
The festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond earned a new meaning in Jamshedpur, as students of three schools celebrated an early Raksha Bandhan in three different ways on Monday.
The message was one do away with differences among children, bond with all.
ADLS Sunshine School, Valley View School and AIWC Academy of Excellence came up with new ideas to celebrate the festival.
Members of Interact Club of ADLS Sunshine School celebrated tarubhrata. Taru means plant and bhrata signifies brotherhood. Students tied rakhis to saplings as well as on wrists of students of Prem Jyoti Prangan a school for the underprivileged and National Association for the Blind members.
A cultural programme was also put up by the students of at the cradle.
Our programme had two motives. The primary motive was to spread the good word about environment conservation. The second was to instil a feeling of empathy for the lesser privileged, said Indrani Singh, principal of ADLS Sunshine School.
Valley View School celebrated Raksha Bandhan with the special children of Asha Kiran School in Telco and also exchanged gifts.
Promoting the ideals of compassion towards the poor and needy, students of AIWC Academy of Excellence visited Nirmal Hriday an orphanage and old-age home.
Altogether, 10 students from the senior section of AIWC Academy of Excellence, accompanied by two teachers, celebrated rakhi with Nirmal Hriday inmates.
Schoolchildren also donated useful products such as soaps, detergents and biscuits.
Narbheram Hansraj English School, too, has plans to visit a residential government school in the city to celebrate their rakhi-with-a-difference on Wednesday.