Like each year we celebrated Saraswoti Puja (aka Basanta Panchami) at the Contact Center on Sunday (10th Feb., 2019). Basanta Panchami also marks the beginning of the spring season in Nepal. Basanta actually means spring in Sanskrit and Nepali. This day is specially dedicated to the Hindu goddess Saraswoti who is the goddess of knowledge, learning and enlightenment. The kids were told about the importance of the day and they also listened to poetry on Basanta Panchami and received blessings and sweets from their teachers at the Center and enjoyed a special meal of puri & tarkari (curry) and rice pudding (kheer).