Mother’s Day celebrations at Yatan

Mother's Day Celebrations

Our work at Yatan mainly involves children and hence Mother’s Day celebrations at Yatan is a big event. We had lined up an interesting activity this year.

Bond between a mother and child

The bond between a mother and her child is profound and primal, an invisible cord of unconditional love and unwavering support. It begins with a heartbeat, grows with a smile, and is sealed with countless shared moments. This relationship is a foundational force, shaping the child’s view of the world and themselves, offering comfort, guidance, and strength throughout life’s journey.

Our teachers and students

The bond between teachers of underprivileged children and their students is often characterised by deep empathy, resilience, and a profound commitment to making a difference. These educators see beyond the immediate challenges to foster hope and opportunity in young lives that society often overlooks. They not only impart knowledge but also serve as mentors, advocates, and sometimes even surrogate family members, nurturing their students’ potential against all odds. This relationship is a testament to the transformative power of education and the belief that every child deserves a chance to succeed.

Mother’s Day celebrations at Yatan

We celebrated Mother’s Day at Yatan by an activity followed by cake and snacks. The activity was card making.

History of Mother’s Day

The credit of recognising Mother’s Day formally as well as a holiday goes to Ann Jarvis who began with setting up a committee for an event titled “Mother’s Friendship Day” way back in 1868. There were similar movements in other parts of America centered around representation of women, especially mothers. Later her daughter, Anna Jarvis in 1905 started observing a dedicated Mother’s Day at the church and within a few years it was widely celebrated in Philadelphia. She also campaigned for declaring this day a National Holiday as well as international holiday too.

A lot of care was taken to get the word correct “Mother’s Day” with an intention of not making it plural.

In the 16th Century churches began observing a Mothering Sunday in England. It was observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. People left wild flowers inside the church to be presented to their mothers. Even though it was a Sunday, efforts were made to send everyone home so that they can spend time with their families.

There are traces in history that ancient Romans and Geeks also had festivals celebrating mother goddess.

In our ancient culture, Durga is associated with strength, protection and motherhood. She is a manifest of the female form of Vishnu, the representation of his power. Yogamaya is the eight child of Vasudev and Devaki. When Kamsa tries to kills her, she manifests as Durga announcing the prophecy of his death. Out of all the shakti peethas, Vindhyavasini Temple at Vindhyachal is the most prominent and revered. The origin of Durga can be traced back to the Vedas and ancient Indian Civilisation.

Glimpses of Mother’s Day Celebrations at Yatan

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