Diwali Celebration

Diwali CelebrationFriday, 2nd November, 2018

From darkness to light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, which bring us closer to divinity….

The Celebration of Diwali ,’The festival of lights’ came alive at The Modern Early Years, Vasundhara on 2nd November, 2018. The whole school bore a festive look with diyas and lanterns adorning the corridors and the assembly hall in colourful hues, with attractive Diwali craft prepared by the students themselves. Children of Classes Nursery – P2 energetically put up an informative programme.
The presentation started with Ms.Shilpi Lalchandani, Master of Ceremonies welcoming all present and asking them to invoke blessings from Lord Ganesha amidst students of classes P1 and P2 chanting the Ganpati mantra –

ॐगं गणपतये नमो नम: …
श्री सिध्धी विनायक नमो नम: …
अष्ट विनायक नमो नम: …
गणपती बाप्पा मोरया …

Taking the proceedings forward , Vaibhav Pandey of Class P2 told the audience the meaning of Diwali.

Students of Classes KG,P1& P2 spoke about the myths & legends associated with the festival –

  • Birth of Goddess Lakshmi
  • Goverdhan Puja
  • Bhai dooj
  • Return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after his 14 years of exile with Sita and Laxman
  • Swami Ramteerth’s seeking of peace, wisdom, love and harmony.

Atharva of Class Nur-A and Kartikeya Charanda of Class Nur-B delivered rhyming Diwali messages.

Aadya Mishra of Class KG-A and Ayaan Verma of Class KG-B recited poems ‘दीवाली’ & ‘दीपावली आई’. These were interspersed with two solo dance performances by Maisha Saxena and Leyssha of Class KG-A. Chaitanya Singh of Class P2 and Naitik Sharma of Class P1 , through their act showed how Diwali ought to be celebrated by cleaning of the house, wishing everyone, making rangoli, distributing sweets and offering prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.

Students also elaborated on the harmful effects of crackers and why we should refrain from burning them.

Celebration without dance is incomplete and in conclusion students tapped their feet on the
Happy number ‘दीपावली आयी रे’

The celebration concluded with the Branch Head, Ms.Manju Mehra sharing with all, an inspiring poem on Diwali –

जगमग सबकी मने दिवाली,
ज्योति-पर्व है,ज्योति जलाएं,
मन के तम को दूर भगाएं।
दीप जलाएं सबके घर पर,
जो नम आँखें उनके घर पर।
सुनो, पटाखे नहीं चलाएं,
धुआँ, धुन्ध से मुक्ति पाएँ ।

She told all the children to take a pledge to –

  • Celebrate an Eco friendly Diwali
  • Say no to crackers
  • and to share with those who were less fortunate

She wished all present a very happy and a prosperous Diwali, saying

दीपावली का ये पावन त्योहार,
जीवन में लाये खुशियाँ अपार,
लक्ष्मीजी विराजें आपके द्वार,
शुभकामनाएँ हमारी करें स्वीकार..

Well done students and the team of teachers comprising of – Ms.Diksha Ummet, Ms.Akshma Gaur and Ms.Manisha for a good job done.