Diwali Celebration

The sweet smell of flowers
The array of colors
Diwali is here
Firecrackers are heard
Candles are lit
Children play
Presents are given
We pray to the gods
Diwali is here.

~Suprina Balasubrumanian

Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year—a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. It is perhaps best known as a festival of lights. Derived from the Sanskrit dipavali, which means “row of lights,” Diwali is known for the brightly burning clay lamps that celebrants line up outside their homes. Students celebrated this festival in school with the teachers of Pre Primary narrating the story of Ramayan, made diyas and torans. The students of III A presented a special assembly on Diwali. The skit depicting Seeta Haran was brilliantly performed and the foot tapping song brought smiles to everyone’s faces. The Principal, Ms. Neelu Sharma wished the children on the occasion and reminded them of the hazards of firecrackers, encouraging them to have a green Diwali.

The spirit was joyous, the air festive. A wonderful way to welcome the festival of lights!

Have a blessed Diwali.