REPORT ON DIWALI ASSEMBLY
A special assembly on ‘Diwali’ was conducted by the students of Class IV on 6th November’15, to create awareness about the various facets of this profound festival. About three hundred students of class IV, attired in traditional dresses, performed during this assembly.
The assembly began with the prayer followed by the news headlines and the thought for the day “Asto ma sat gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrityor ma amrtam gamaya, Om shanti shanti shantihi”.
The children informed the gathering about the history of this festival and the amazing facts related to it.
The participants also listed the many ways in which Diwali is celebrated internationally. For example Diwali diyas are lit every year by the President at the White House, in America. While in Australia it is held at the Federation square and many iconic buildings are decorated to make it the biggest celebration there. Students also spoke about the ways in which Diwali is celebrated in different parts of India.
The audience were treated to an exhilarating Gujarati song ‘Diwali re avi re avi’ which left a lasting impression.
The gala included a soulful song ‘Deep jalao’ dedicated to the joyous spirit of the festival of lights.
A foot tapping dance performance added to the festivities.
The students presented handmade badges declaring ‘I say no to crackers’ to the Principal, the Primary In charge, teachers and the audience.
The venue was also dotted with students holding placards with slogans about the ill effects of burning crackers. While speaking about the traumatic conditions of children of Sivakasi, the anchors promised, on behalf of their fellow students, to celebrate an eco friendly Diwali this year.
The highlight of the grand show was the thought provoking ‘Ramlila’ , which beseeched the audience to discard their inner ‘Ravans’ of pride, untruth, greed, and ill feeling by awakening their inner ‘Rams’ of goodness, truthfulness, wisdom and belief. It was quite an apt wakeup call considering the prevailing atmosphere of intolerance. The Principal Mrs. Rema Alex Daniel and the Primary In charge Mrs. S. Dhingra appreciated the efforts of the students wholeheartedly. The assembly concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.