On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadasami,
The ceremony begins with writing Om Hari Sree Ganapathye Namaha, in a tray which is filled with rice. Then, the index finger of the child is held and he/she is made to write the mantra (usually in the mother tongue). This mantra is written on sand and rice.
Education is very important in Hinduism—so much so that any parent who deprives their child of basic knowledge (like alphabets or religious duties) is regarded as a criminal. To fulfill their religious duty, a parent must perform Vidyarambham as a declaration of their responsibility for their child's education. The wellbeing of the world depends on the elucidation of its children, so the Vidyarambham ceremony is considered a supreme duty.International Community School & Junior College, Kotagiri & Karamadai