Corporates, edn institutes adopting trend of celebrating Ganesh Utsav

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2018 09:59:42


By Kaushik Bhattacharya,

Every festival has a historical and religious importance while some are linked to seasonal changes. However, one thing common in all is it brings together people from all walks of life and offers a sense of belongingness for religious, social, or geographical groups. It is this particular aspect of festivals that makes the celebrations truly grand.In our culture, there was a time when there used to be a festival every day of the year because a festival is a tool to bring life to a state of fervour and enthusiasm. That was the significance and importance of festivals.

Today, the form of celebration is changed due to lack of time and conservative lifestyle. For example, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi that just went by is one such festival, which was initially started as one grand family affair that connect people of every community. Over the past few years though the festivities seem to be stepping out with many colleges, hostels and even offices bringing in the idol of Ganesha. The intention behind this is to bring together every individual of that office or college and enhance a sense of unity in them.

“To develop brotherhood and bring everyone together is the main objective behind conducting Ganesh Utsav in our premises,” said Naresh Khanzode, a hostel owner to The Hitavada. Khanzode is conducting the festival every year from last 12 years in his hostel premises and he is happy to see that during the ten days every student of his hostel comes forward to make the festival successful with their full efforts.

Ritesh Waswani, an Admin Officer of a local hospital said, “Ganesh celebration gives moral support to the relatives of the patients and also help connect them with our staff during these ten days.” Corporates find these celebrations an opportunity for team-building and createbonding among the staffers. The offices conduct different cultural activities including dance competitions, sports events and many more events.

When it comes to educational institutions, the medical and engineering colleges of Nagpur are more enthusiastically
celebrating the festival in their premises. Some schools have also started celebration for two to three days. “Ganpati is the symbol of wisdom and knowledge, every educational institution should celebrate the festival in their premises to increase bonding among students and their faculty staff,” said Professor Dr Anjan Guha.