Calling it “a step in the right direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that awareness about other religions thus created by such holidays would make the PGCPS pupils well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. “It would make PGCPS look good also besides bringing cohesion and unity in the community.”
Also on this day, coronation of Lord Ram was held, Lord Hanuman was born, Lord Vishnu returned kingdom to monkey king Bali of Kiskindha, Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi married, Lord Krishan killed demon Narakasur, and ancient king Vikramaditya was crowned.
On this day of forgiveness, festivities, and friendliness; families and friends get together for worship followed by a sumptuous and elaborate feast. It is also considered a harvest festival.
PGCPS headquartered in Upper Marlboro, one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts having 207 schools and over 124,000 students, claims to be “nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives” and serves diverse student population.