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Raksha Bandhan 

 Every Indian festival is a way to bring family together and to create a strong bond between every member of the family. One such famous festival of India is Raksha Bandhan which increases love in the relationship of brothers and sisters. This relation is only celebrated in India and it shows the bond of affection between brothers and sisters. On this day, both brothers and sisters pray for the happiness and well-being of each other.
Meaning of Raksha Bandhan is the ‘bond of protection’. So, on this day, brothers make promise to their sisters that they will save her from all troubles and harms. Sisters pray to God for well-being of their brothers and to save him from all the difficult situations. To show their love, sisters tie a silk thread on wrist of her brother. Sisters also observe fast for their brothers.
Any Indian festival seems to be incomplete without the traditional Indian festivities, such as gathering, celebrations, exchange of sweets and gifts, lots of noise, singing and dancing. Festivals are the celebration of togetherness as being as a united family and the festival "Raksha Bandhan" is not an exception of this. 

So, day of Rakha Bandhan is a day to believe in all forms of protection and is a destroyer of all the sins. On this day, brothers and sisters try to visit each other personally and show their love towards each other. They also exchange gifts and sweets and enjoy the day together.
                                                          by - Anshuman Aggarwal (IX-A)

Independence Day

Independence Day –one of the most important date in the history of a country is celebrated joyfully and happily across the globe. For India this date bears great significance and is celebrated by every citizen of the country happily. On 15th august 1947 for the first time union jack was brought down and our national flag was unfurled on the red fort. From that time onwards on every Independence Day the prime minster of India hoists the flag on the red fort followed by the national that everybody can celebrate and pay tribute to martyrs who sacrificed their life in the independence struggle this day is declared as a national holiday not only for students but also for workers and labourers. Many schools celebrate this day by staging plays on life history of freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose who sacrificed   their life in the freedom struggle. The entire nation salutes to these real life heroes who didn’t even think for themselves and sacrificed their life so that we can live peacefully and happily.
                                                          by - Reema Kumari (IX)


Holi is an Indian festival which marks the victory of good over evil. Also considered as the festival of colors, it is a festival considered to be the most joyful and playful festival among all the other Indian festivals. The festival is celebrated during spring time. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renews sweet relationships.
The ancient story behind Holi is associated with demon king called Hiranyakashyap. Hiranyakashyap wanted each and every one in his kingdom to worship only him but to his great disappointment his son, Prahalad became in ardent devotee of Lord Naraayana. So he commanded his sister Holika, to kill Prahalad anyhow.
Holika had a boon that she could enter fire without any damage to her, but she did not know that the boon would work only when she entered the bon fire alone. So Holika entered the blazing fire with Prahalad on her lap. As a result Holika was burned by the fire and Prahalad was saved by the grace of the God. That is the reason Holi celebrations begin with a bon fire.
The next day is the main day of the Holi celebrations. On this day the actual play of the colors take place. People rub gulal (powdered color) to each other’s face and say “bura na mano Holi hai” which means, don’t mind, today is Holi. People also enjoy spraying colored water and throwing buckets and buckets of it on each other. Other than this people joyfully relish on gujiyas, mathris, malpuas, thandai, kaanji and other delicacies of Holi.
Besides, Holi is celebrated at the time of the year when the fields are in full bloom and people expect a good harvest.
In spite of it being a colorful and gay festival, it has many other aspects and significances in our lives. The mythological legends of Holi help people to follow good conduct in their lives and follow the virtue of truthfulness in life.

Holi brings people together which also strengthens the secular fabric of India. Another tradition of Holi is that, on this day even enemies become friends and forget all the hardships in their relationships before. This also helps in strengthening emotional bonds between people. This gives people a good reason to rejoice themselves and submerge themselves in the spirit of the festival of colors, Holi.


by-Nitika (9C)

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