Celebration of Guru Purnima (Sense of Gratitude) 13th July 2022

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Celebration of Guru Purnima (Sense of Gratitude) 13th July 2022

Sabarmati University
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: Guru Purnima Celebrations (Sense of Gratitude)
13th July 2022

On the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Ashadha, which falls between June and July, Guru Purnima is observed. Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains all observe the event on the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Ashadha, also known as the Ashadha Purnima Tithi. Guru Purnima was observed on July 13 this year. The festival has a richer significance and a fascinating past. It is thought that on this day, Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, delivered his first sermon.

After spending five weeks under the Bodhi tree, Buddha left Bodhgaya and travelled to Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. This is why Ashadha Purnima Tithi is important to Buddhists and why Gautam Buddha’s disciples observe this day as Guru Purnima to revere him. The Mahabharata, a famous Indian epic, was written by Maharishi Ved Vyasa on Guru Purnima, which also commemorates his birth anniversary. Vyasa Purnima is another name for this day.

Following the same tradition, Sabarmati University also celebrated the Gurupurnima with the theme Sense of Gratitude on 13th July 2022 from 3pm – 4 pm. The programme began with a welcome assembly for all of the university’s faculty, which was followed by a lamp-lighting ceremony for Ma Saraswati.

The Dean Acadmics. Dr. Parshuram Dhakad, Dr. Varun Kumar Bajpai, Dr. Jyoti Shrivasatav and Dr. Rachna Mishra joined the podium to deliver their thoughts on Gurupurnima. After that the curricular activities were conducted which included songs (Dr. Vijayalakshmi Pandey, Ms. Dolly Upadhyay), poem (Mr. Tirtha Karmakar) and spiritual discussions (Ms. Ekta Meta). The program was ended by giving appreciation certificates to all the participants and a photo session. For reference, some of the selected pictures are hereby attached. A few of the chosen images are included for reference.

Glimpses of Guru Purnima Celebrations at SU