NIMS University recently celebrated the festival of Navratri under a three day celebration program. The event was inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) Balbir Singh Tomar on 19th October and the celebrations ran till 21st October. A lot many celebrations fall amid the last quarter of the year and are laden with enthusiasm and affection.
Also the chairman at NIMS, Dr. Balbir Singh Tomar inaugurated the event by following the ritual of ‘Deep Yagya’ or lamp enlightenment in NIMS temple in the university premises. The second day also began on the same note when Dr. Balbir lighted the diyas while auspicious mantras were chanted by the students.
The ‘jagran’ of goddess Durga was organized on the second day of the celebration. Dr. Balbir said, “Jagran of the holy goddess Durga enlightens the environment. I am really happy that NIMS University is able to provide a holistic education to students which emphasizes on inner strength and godliness as much as we focus on their academic careers.”
Addressing the students Prof. Tomar said, “These nine days of Navratri are like giving enlightenment, enrichment and energy to the soul. It’s a festivity which helps to calm one’s mind and it’s also like giving victory to the big mind. It’s a sense of complete acceptance of the self.”
The final day of the celebration was marked by merry making as the night was dedicated to a country’s indigenous dance form – ‘Dandiya’. A student at NIMS University said, “The night was filled with positivity; ecstasy of rhythm, happiness and joy; and above all a calm and serenity that comes along with devotion to goddess Durga.”
Dr. Balbir also counseled students on letting go off the 10 evil qualities of Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment, Pride, Jealousy, Selfishness, Injustice, Cruelty and Ego.