“It is time to remove the darkness of ignorance within us and replace it with the light of hope and knowledge instead”
‘The festival of lights’ came alive at Staford School on the 17th of October when the whole school wore a festive look with Diyas and lanterns adorning the corridors and the assembly hall in bright colours. While celebrating Diwali in the School, Young Stafordians, led the way in spreading the message of celebrating safe and pollution free Eco-friendly Diwali.
“Rangoli decoration, Diya making, Alpana making competitions were organised to enhance the creative skills of the students.A special assembly was conducted in the school to celebrate the festival of lights ‘Diwali’ with great zeal and fervor.
The celebration began with an interesting ice breaking activity “Pop-a-cracker” by the students of Class X. Music club students presented a song “ Aaj Diwali Hai” with the perfection.The happy and smiling faces of children spread the light of joy in the hearts of the viewers when students of class IV presented a mesmerizing “Bhajan” which was followed by poem recitation by the students of VI.
Class VII students won the hearts of the audiences when they presented their lively dance drama to depict the various reasons why “Diwali” is celebrated, who enthralled the audience with their graceful moves.
Class X students Nausheen and Umama with their anchoring team told the audience that Diwali is celebrated to welcome Prince Ram, Laxman and Ram’s wife Sita back to their kingdom Ayodhya after Ram put an end to evil force of Ravan.However they shared various other reasons why we all celebrate Diwali or Dipawali which literally means Rows of lamps.
Principal Ms. Vijaya kumar’s presence really lit festive mood as she gave the message that true Diwali spirit means sharing our things with poor, who do not have means to celebrate this festival. She wished the staff and students a joyous Diwali. The children went back to their classes and continued their joy in sharing the sweets with each other. Thus, everyone went home carrying the message of love, peace and joy of the festival.