Saturday, May 12, 2012

Guru Vandana Utsava

Don't worry, I can't pronounce it either!
One of our students, Nikitha, invited Krissy and I to a Guru Vandana Utsava ceremony this year. It is a part of the Hindu Education Foundation and it honors teachers as people who provide the light of knowledge for their children. It was a really cool thing to be a part of since American society doesn't exactly regard the teaching profession as an honorable job very often. Teachers are extremely important in the Hindu culture and they treated us as such. We got to watch the kids sing and dance between getting our names called to go up on stage to be honored. Afterward we had a traditional Indian dinner (delish) and Nikitha read our nomination letters that she had written to her Sunday school teachers about us. Too cute!
Nikitha looked adorable!

Her two favorite teachers! (Why do I look so dang tall?! I'm only 5'6"!!)