Well graduation ceremony was something which i heard first time in my life when i was studying in engineering college. Till my graduation study i never knew about it . There were many reasons like , i was eldest child in my family and was first one to study professional education and it was the time when graduation ceremony were mostly part of higher education in my city. I knew about convocation ceremony held at university after completion of degree education and was excited for it.
So i had similar expectations from my my kids as well. But its not true as time has changed and graduation ceremony is part of early education at school level as well. Pre-school completion is celebrated at schools.Recently i could attend graduation ceremony of my daughter in her school after completion of her kindergarten education. Children enjoy their achievements after completion of the milestones.
Siya informed me about some event 15 days before actual day but i considered it as just like another event at school and didn’t have an idea that its celebration of her completion of pre school.As usual my little bunny was super excited for the event and according to her its coat and cap day for all students as her teacher had asked to wear coats and caps for it.
One day after school siya wore her cap and started acting in front of mirror. I get stunned every day with their new tricks , acts and knowledge. So i was curious to see new thing for the day, And i was startled to see that my little bunny was practicing throwing cap in the air and posing for perfect photo. With big beaming smile on my face i asked her about the at and she replied our school has arranged event for throwing caps in the air and posing for it , its called as graduation ceremony. I got to know new definition of graduation ceremony and probably the funniest and innocent definition ever i heard in my life.
Not only siya but my 2 year old daughter also started rehearsing of throwing cap in the air .It made perfect game for the duo and i couldn’t stop laughing at them.Next step was both of them jumped for posing picture perfect . Kids are fast learners and good observers and they learn many things from their surroundings and family. My younger one learns so many things from her older sister everyday.
For the big day all children practiced in school for 2 weeks and on the event day every one was set for performance on grand stage. School invited all parents and teachers for the event. The auditorium was fully decorated for the event and all students were getting ready at back stage. And finally the event started with sarasawati vanadana (Prayer to goddess sarasawati) . Most amazing thing i found was harmonium , tabala were played by kindergarten students and singers were also students. The difficult sanskrit prayer was beautifully sung by little kids. And it followed by number of programs like skit , fashion show and dance by little children.With every small skit students expressed the social messages and its important for society . The junior kindergarten students performed dance for wishing good luck to senior friends. It was the cutest gesture and farewell for senior students.
For all the parents it was surprising to see small children performing on big stage with confidence and they felt proud for their child.Overall graduation day was perfectly executed idea at my daughter’s school. Though initially i was reluctant to attend it , but after the event i was pretty much convinced that these events are important for development of children as they help to build stage courage , confidence to perform and feeling of achievement.
It was wonderful celebrations and lifetime memory to cherish for little children.