Indian Classical Dance and Music should always be a part of our school-activities. This Art is not only the quintessence of Sweetness, Beauty and Power of our eternal Culture, but it is also a prayer and meditation, attracting divine Blessings, happiness and peace of mind.

To counterbalance today's tough competition and the need to acquire best marks in school, in spite of a difficult syllabus, Dance and Music play a very important role. They soothe and relax the minds of over-stressed school-children and at the same time they educate the children and stimulate their concentration and creativity.

Like other regions of India, the area of Garhwal Himalayas has its own rich tradition of Folk-Dances and Folk-Songs. The Garhwali Folk-Songs have special lilting tunes, immediately touching the heart, which has made them popular even far outside the Garhwal area. Also the Garhwali Folk-Dances are very much liked everywhere, since they are lively and very graceful.

It is wonderful, that in all our Omkarananda Hill Schools this beautiful Garhwal Folk-Art is propagated and encouraged, since it is a valuable treasure, which should be kept alive. Cultural education also promotes further interest and helps discover talents among students. Thus some students may find their vocation in Indian Classical Dance and Music. If one wants to learn this important part of our Vedic culture one comes across countless disciplines, which enrich and refine the human personality and make it more and more divine.

Kumari Somashekhari
 

 


"All life is a dance. There are many forms of dance. The movement of the atoms is a dance. The universe is a dance. The entire cosmic manifestation is an extraordinary rhythm of dance. The divine rhythm has called the world into being. It is this rhythm that preserves the world and that guides it to the experience of perfection. The dance of the Divinity is step by step an unfoldment of creation."

H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati 

 
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