Wish you a Happy and a Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi 2014!

Lord Vinayaka, Ganesh ji, Ganpati ji, Vinayaka is the darling of the masses. Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together.

The Ganesh Staphna (installation of the Idol) on Ganesh Chaturthi day, i.e. on 29th August 2014.. Ganesh Pooja is preferred during Madhyanhana on Ganesh Chaturthi as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal which is between 12:39 and 14:13. The Muhurut time specified above is the best Muhurut to perform the Ganesh Puja and to perform any work.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.

This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies, as he is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!

Independence Day - Celebration and Significance

Independence Day of India is celebrated throughout India on 15th August every year with great splendor, joy and respect for Mother India. Many Indian cultural programmes are organized on the Independence Day. Indians dedicate this day to all those brave leaders and fighters who gave freedom to this golden bird on this day. Read on to know more about the significance and celebration of Independence day of India.

Independence Day is celebrated every year on 15th August. This was the day when India was freed from the British Rule. It is a national festival and has equal importance for every Indian regardless of religion, class, creed or race. The way of celebration is also the same throughout the country and that is the day when you will find whole India celebrating and rejoicing. Many cultural programs are organized and children love to watch them and participate in them.

Different types of celebrations on Independence Day

Children have a different perspective. They like this day because they get sweets and holiday after flag hoisting in their schools. The National Flag is hoisted by the Prime Minister of India on the ramparts of the Red Fort, Delhi after which his speech is followed. Other politicians hoist the flag in their constituencies. Not only this, private organizations celebrate Independence Day  where the senior official hoists the flag and everyone present there sings the National Anthem.

Families and friends meet and have dinner together or go out to have fun and enjoyment that day. Almost all movie channels entertain their viewers with old and new patriotic movies and classics. People celebrate this auspicious and significant day in their own way. There was a time when Indians were not aware of the problems going on in the country and the society. But today, the younger generation of India has come forward and many raise their voice against the drawbacks of the society.

The government organizations have a declared national holiday this day. Also, the educational institutes and many private organizations also declare holiday on Independence Day. Everywhere there is a scene of joy, pride and rejoice. No rituals but only festivities are to be seen.

Some people fly kites to express their feeling for the freedom that we have received from the British Rule. You can see hundreds of colorful kites in the sky that day and some of them in the colour of the National Flag. Some people and celebrities leave balloons of saffron, white and green colours, the colours of the Indian Tricolour, in the air.

Why do we celebrate Independence Day?

Everyone in India knows that India got freedom from the 300 years of British Rule at the stroke of midnight as India moved towards August 15, 1947. Many of us know even the stories of struggle for independence as well. There have been millions of lives that sacrificed for this freedom and many of them are not even known or remembered.

The most important thing is that we remember and pay homage to these legends on this auspicious day. It is important for all Indian to think and pay respect to those who died for the country. There are virtually many reasons and ways of celebrating Independence Day. Varieties of contests, promotions and cultural programs are organized.

Achievements since Independence

When we talk about the achievements since independence, we need to mention advancement in science and technology in various fields. Today India is independent in manufacturing and producing many technical and industrial goods. We can take pride in the space technology and development in this field. There has been development and improvement in the infrastructure when we compare India before and after more than 60 years of independence.

However, all these things matter less until the people below poverty line are uplifted in the real sense. It is our social responsibility to help these people come out of the pathetic situation and attain basic necessities of life.

Traditional Learning vs. eLearning

Traditional Learning


Classroom Discussions

The teacher usually talks
more than the student

The student talks at least as much as or more than the teacher

Learning Process

The learning is conducted
with the whole class
participating; there is almost no group or individual study

Most of the learning process
takes place in groups or by the individual student.

Subject Matter

The teacher conducts the
lesson according to the study program and the existing curriculum

The student participates in
determining the subject
matter; the studying is based on various sources of information, including web data banks and net-experts located by the student.

Emphases in the Learning

The students learn “what”
and not “how”; the students and the teachers are busy completing the required subject matter quota; the students are not involved in inquiry-based education and in solving problems, but rather in tasks set by the

The students learn “how”
and less “what”; the learning includes research study which combines searching for and collecting information from web data banks and authorities on the communications network; the learning is better connected to the real world, the subject
matter is richer and includes material in different formats.


The students’ motivation is low, and the subject matter is “distant” from them.

The students’ motivation is
high due to the involvement
in matters that are closer to
them and to the use of

Teacher’s Role

The teacher is the authority
The teacher directs the
student to the information.

Location of Learning & Lesson Structure                    

The learning takes place
within the classroom and the school. The teacher dictates the structure of the lesson and the division of time

The learning takes place with no fixed location.
The structure of the lesson is affected by the group