Basant Panchami Celebrations, 2022

Basant Panchami Celebrations, 2022

Department: Communication Skills

Year/Semester:  Open to all Students

Activity: “Basant Panchami Celebrations, 2022

Date and Duration:5 February, 2022 (9.30 am –12.00 noon)

Brief description/ Remark

For a country as diverse as India, there are various festivals that bring all the ethnic differences and cultural diversities under one roof of festivity and togetherness. One such festival that exudes the spirit of oneness profusely is Basant Panchami. The festival of Basant Panchami is centred around the Hindu goddess Saraswati and dominantly tints the surrounding yellow. Yellow is considered to be goddess Saraswati’s favourite colour and also signifies the bloom of the mustard crop. According to Hindu mythology, the festival marks the advent of the spring season after the biting cold of winters. 

The Department of Communication Skills organised Basant Panchami celebrations and Saraswati Puja in the Language Lab on 5 February, 2022. Student board members of Language & Literary Club played an active role in the celebrations. The ritual was graced with the presence of a good number of students, staff and faculty members from various departments, like CSE, Civil, Education, DBAC and Life sciences.  

This was followed by Saraswati Puja in LT-1with staff, students and faculty members from both the campuses. Our Honourable Vice Chancellor sir, Brigadier, Dr Bharat Singh Rawat delivered a lecture on the significance of Basant Panchami to the audience. Mandsaur University has celebrated Basant Panchami, with same fervour as it celebrates different other festivals. Both the faculty members and students joined hands together, with great zeal to make the event a memorable one and also evoking the blessing of the goddess of knowledge to have a successful academic and career growth. The rituals were conducted by Abhay Kumar Dixit, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Skills who not only performed the Puja but also enlightened on the concept of worshiping the goddess of knowledge.  The event ended with Saraswati Vandana sung by the students and by serving prasad to everyone present there.

Outcome: Students got an overall exposure on the importance of devotion, Indian culture and positive vibes

No. of participants: 40 Participants

Prepared by: Dr Reshmi Deb Choudhury Das, Head. Department of Communication Skills

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Dr. Reshmi D C Das, HOD, Dept. of Comm. Skills, Mandsaur University.