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DIKSHA commemorated the birthdays of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi and India’s former Prime minister Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri on October 2nd 2021. This day holds special importance for DIKSHA as its foundation stone was laid on this auspicious day in year 2008. The event was attended by the volunteers, staff members and students along with some donors of DIKSHA. The role of DIKSHA’s Vice-chairperson ,Shrimati Maya Sharan ,who passed away this year, was remembered with deep reverence and gratitude. Senior secondary students Deepak and Manisha of Class XII compered the event. The program commenced with “Deep Prajwalan” and “Sarvadharam Prarthna” by staff and students.A Ganesh Vandana was showcased by the dancers of DIKSHA. Diksha, a student of Class X , shared her thoughts and views on conservation of resources citing examples from Sri Lal Bahdaur Shastri’s life. Students of Classes 7th and 8th chanted synchronised Shlokas in Sanskrit with perfect enunciation. A few favourite Bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi and Srimati Lalita Shastri from her book “Mere Aradhya”, were sung in chorus by DIKSHA teachers in mellifluous voices