October 1, 2006 is also revered as Vijayadasami, the tenth day after Dussehra for this year's Navarathri (Dussehra) festival. It is observed with extreme reverence and importance. Most of the schools in India also admit kids as part of the Aksharabhyasam on this day to get the blessings of Goddess of Education. Perhaps during the previous Vijayadasami greeting, we had the Aygiri Nandhini song to greet the Goddess. Check out the URL here.
As a message about Vijayadasami and is glorious heritage and history, check out this URL.