Adhering to the School’s GLOCAL approach and commitment to keep students rooted in their tradition and culture while they learn to adapt in an international milieu, Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana celebrated Diwali on 9th November, 2015. It was a day full of joy and festivity for all. The children and the School staff came dressed in ethnic wear and brought Indian fried food along to celebrate Diwali in School. The whole campus was immersed in a festive mood. Diwali décor delighted the on lookers. The students worked in their respective clubs and gave presentations of their learning thereafter. Picasso Club created colourful torans, rangolis and decorated diyas. The Orator’s club recited poems, delivered speeches, compered the Club presentations and also performed a play on Diwali. The song and dance presentation by the Symphony and Nataraja Club left every one spell bound.

The animations done in SCRATCH, PPTs and WORD posters designed by the Cyber club impressed one and all. The Early years students were briefed by the teachers about the background of the festival. They also created wonderful Diwali Craft in Creative play and Junk Modeling corners. The students were given Diwali posters that said, ‘My house is a Cracker free zone.’ They were asked to paste it on the boundary wall of their house and also share one poster with a neighbor to spread the message for celebrating a cracker free Diwali. Manav Rachna International School always makes sincere efforts to inculcate values in students. It does so by practising the values. The effort of sending the posters was done to develop care for environment and act to save it. The students also carried Diwali craft home. The whole campus was abuzz with activity and festivity all day long. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Shilpi Gill, Vice-principal, Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana reiterated that children should refrain from bursting crackers and celebrate Green Diwali. She encouraged them to share with the less fortunate and light their Diwali with their kind gesture. Ms. Gill wished a very happy Diwali to all.

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