Song & Poetry Program
Today we have organised song – khayna programme for std. I to IV in our school and we have organised a solo and group acting programme for students from std. V to IX .
A child likes to sing and express. A child conveys the meaning of the song by acting or by showing the expressions on his face according to the song. This is called an action song.
The period of 5 days between Ashadh sud Teras and Ashadh Vad Beej is known as ‘Aluna’ or ‘Gaurivrat’.
Small girls perform these fasts. They perform fast and have single meal in a day. They eat food without salt. So this fast is also called Molakat. This develops the habit of eating simple food. Along with the religious importance, a scientific reason is also hidden behind these facts. To maintain good health and fitness, it is necessary not to have salt for a number of days. Hence, there is a tradition of eating salt less food in ‘Aluna’ for 5 days.
Aluna and Vrat helps the girls right from their childhood to be habituated with having controlled diet & have a control over eating their favorite food items.
During the fast The girls are provided with hygienic food like fruits & dry fruits.
During these days the girls get up early in the morning and be ready by wearing new clothes and different jeweilery and worships ‘Jawara’ or ‘Lord shiva’. They also decorate their hands with beautiful mehendi designs.
During these days various competitions like Mehendi competitions, Aluna Rani, decorating the Arti thali, etc. are organised in schools, colleges or social institutions.
The girls of our Gujarat performs Aluna or Gaurivrat in the month of Ashadh. During this vrat, the girls sing the folksongs – khayna songs. In these folk songs they convey us the importance of our culture, discipline, expression of sorrow & happiness, through these khayna.
Khayna provides a reflection of our society. The main (points) characters discussed in khayna are mother & daughter, mother – in – law & daughter – in – law, mother – in – law & son – in – law etc. The se khayna songs represents customs & traditions, virtues & vices, culture of the family of our society They take the pleasure of these khayna while swinging on the swings.
During ancient time there were no sources of entertainment So they entertained themselves during these 5 days by singing and listening khayna songs, but in today’s modem world due to ample sources of entertainment the importance of such khayna songs is diminishing. So the main motive if organizing this programme in our school is to make our students aware about our culture.
So, come let’s enjoy khaynas together