The festival of Eid symbolizes virtuousness, peace and brotherhood. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. On 28th of July 2014, Staford School celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr with great passion and enthusiasm. A special assembly was organized to brief the students about the significance of this festival.
The assembly began with a speech by Ms. Aisha Alvi, where she emphasized on the fact that Eid is a time of introspection. It is an occasion to reflect on the importance of values like charity, compassion and cooperation in our society.
Up next, was a soothing and serene presentation by the choir on a song composed by our music teacher Mr. Anuj Yadav.
Then, the students of classes III A and III B presented a skit focused on the feeling of oneness. The students, dressed up in the traditional attire, participated with great zeal.
The pièce de résistance was the a special performance by the students of classes 4, 5, 6 and 7, who presented a qawwali on the song ‘Allah Allah Subhanallah,’ under the guidance of Ms. Sarah Abbas, Ms. Shailja Joshi and Ms. Aisha Alvi. The song filled the atmosphere with grace and poise and left everyone tapping their feet.
In a country like India, and a city like Lucknow- communal harmony is second nature and the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb is at its best. However, it is important that our young generation cherishes this legacy and stays connected to its cultural roots. We are happy that at Staford, children are learning to explore, accept and enjoy. The efforts of these young Stafordians demonstrated that festivals are best celebrated together, with the feeling of brotherhood, and unity reigning supreme.