Jt. Secy, SUKH DUKH KE SATHI SANSTHA, DWARKA
“SUKH DUKH KE SATHI SANSTHA” of Dwarka celebrated Basant Panchmi festival on 28th January 2012 with full zeal and joy. The members of the Sanstha gathered early in the morning in DDA park behind Sadbhawna Apartments in Sector-22 Dwarka and started their programme with Saraswati Vandana, the goddess of learning, to whom this auspicious day is dedicated. The prayer was made to bless all human being with eternal knowledge, the greatest wealth of life.
Main programme of the day was a ‘bhandara’ organized by the Sanstha members near main gate of Sadbhwana Apartments, mainly for poor people with the lead of Capt S.S. Mann and whole hearted support of Sarv Shri D.C. Mathur, SC Chawla, GR Bains, PB Mishra JK Jindal, Dr. BM Khanna and other members. Ladies and children of the members also participated enthusiastically. Wide publicity of the ‘bhandara’ was made in nearby area which resulted in overwhelming response of about six hundred people who were served puri, sabzi, yellow haluwa and rice as much as they required, in dignified and respectful manner using disposable plates with spoons and water glasses. The service was done affectionately by the Sanstha members. The area was completely cleaned by the members themselves, before and after the bhandara. Before starting the bhandara, the members visited the nearby temple to pray goddess Saraswati and worship all the gods.
Yellow colour has great significance on this festival, which is a sign of auspiciousness and spirituality. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Men, women and girls wear yellow clothes. The yellow flowers of mustard crop covers the entire field in such a way that it seems as if gold is spread over the land glittering with the rays of the sun. In the program of Sanstha also, one of the members. Shri KD Kaushal, brought and distributed home cooked yellow sweet rice to all members followed by tea.