Bhubaneswar (22.01.2024): In a spectacular celebration of the consecration and inauguration of Shree Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the students of Vikash Residential School in Bhubaneswar illuminated 1,00,000 diyas in the school premises creating a record of sorts. Earlier, Maharashtra’s Chandrapur Diya Event set a Guinness World Record by lighting 33,258 diyas, while today Vikash Residential School, Bhubaneswar, set a new record by illuminating 1 lakh diyas on its campus grounds. The programme was organised in the Cricket Stadium of the school, where the above arrangement of Diyas was created in an area of diameter more than 350 feet.
In this remarkable artistic tribute, nearly 1000 students, teachers, and other staff shaped the illuminated diyas into a breathtaking portrait of Lord Rama, symbolizing reverence and respect for the revered deity. This vibrant display added a touch of festivity and spiritual fervor to the historic occasion, capturing the essence of the cultural significance of the day.
The management & students Vikash Residential School dedicated the day to the service of Lord Shree Ram by lighting Diyas, offering prayers, beating cymbals, blowing conch shells, and singing devotional songs. The devotional atmosphere with the chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ reverberated far and wide. Mentor and Co-Founder of the Center for Youth and Social Development (CSYD) Shri Jagadanada graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and highly appreciated the efforts of the students.
V. Srinivas, Executive
Director, Vikash Group of Institutions expressed his gratitude to all the students and teachers for making this event successful. Sj. R Vijay Kumar, Principal Vikash
Residential School, Smt. Vijayalakshmi Das, Principal Vikash Global School, Sj.
Pitambar Das Dean, Vikash Group of Institutions, Sj. A Dilip Kumar, Dean Senior
Secondary, Renowned Social Worker Pranab Swain, V. Sridevi, M. Anand, Gautam Agrawal and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
As the school grounds glowed with the warmth of a hundred thousand diyas, it was a testament to the spirit of unity, culture and reverence of the rich tradition of Hindu Culture.