Inclusive Diwali

 

The celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, came alive at SBPS, Ranchi. The celebration commenced on 5th November, 2018 with the Inter- house rangoli-making, flower arrangement,  salad arrangement and competitions. Prior to the competition, the pupils were already given hands- on demonstration of the flower and salad arrangement which enhanced their skills and enabled every house to display their items in a very innovative way.

The celebration continued on 6th November, 2018 as well. The day embarked with festivity and vibrancy. Many activities were organized to make this day memorable in the hearts of the children. A special assembly was organized wherein the pupils presented  marvelous songs, ‘Ayi Diwali Aayi’, and ‘Jai Maa Kali Jagtarni’ facts and speech based on Diwali. Quiz was also organized to enhance pupil’s information about diwali.

Earlier, diwali merchandise prepared by the Deepshikha, an institute of child development and mental health, were put on display and sale in the school premises. The merchandise brought by them was in much demand by both the students and the parents.

The students of SBPS worked hard and made decorative diyas to be given to the less fortunate and to bring happiness in their lives. The pupils of grade VI went to St. Michael’s Blind School to distribute sweets and diyas. Students also went to the Arogya Bhawan- an Old Age Home with decorative diyas and sweets, spent time with them and shared the essence of diwali. The pupils of Rajkiya Utkramit Vidyalaya, Mahilong were invited to our school to celebrate diwali with SBPS students. They were also gifted with sweets and diyas made by SBPS students. Diyas were also sent to Karuna Orphanage.

In the flower-arrangement competition, the 1st position was bagged by Yajurveda house. In the Salad-arrangement competition too Yajurveda secured the 1st position. In the Rangoli Comp. (Junior Group VI-VIII), again Yajurveda bagged the 1st position. In the Rangoli Comp. (Senior Group-IX-XII), Rigveda house bagged the 1st position.

The real joy of giving and the essence of Diwali was experienced by one and all at SBPS.