Swindon's Hindu community gathered to celebrate Shikshak Vandan Divas - otherwise known as teacher appreciation day.

Shikshak Vandan Divas provides the chance for all students to offer respect and gratitude to the teachers of Hinduism.

On Sunday an event was held to mark the day down at Drove Primary School in central Swindon.

It started with flag hoisting and was followed by warm-ups and games.

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Along with children and parents, all the teachers participated in the games.

At the end of the event, Indian snacks and cool drinks were enjoyed by those who turned out.

Swindon Balagokulam, a chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK, runs weekly sessions focussing on all-around development of children and youngsters through activities like games, arts, craft and many other things.

Factors such as physical activities, discipline, knowledge about our culture and social interaction all are vital for the overall development, confidence and for them to enjoy their childhood.

Ajay Kumar, who co-ordinated the event, said: “The teachers thoroughly enjoyed and gave their blessings to the children, interacted with the parents, spoke on their experiences, and gave words of advice to the parents and children.”