Diwali Celebration 20th October 2014
Diwali marks the victory of good over evil and is the most widely celebrated festival in India. Owing to India’s cultural diversity, the festival gets a distinct regional touch in different parts of the country. Diwali is a festival of lights but it also brings colour to one’s life. As Young leaders of tomorrow and the change factors in the society, QMISians celebrated this diwali trying to add colours to the mentally challenged people in RETREAT.
We started the day of our Diwali celebration on 20th of October 2014, with a presentation on this festival by Ms. Radha Nandhini and Ms. Kalpana Karthick. It highlighted the traditional and cultural significance of the festival, the different myths and stories on the festival, the different means in which it is celebrated in different parts of the country and it also emphasized on celebrating green and safe Diwali.
Then is the highlight of the day’s celebration where in the young QMISians of grades 6 to 9, experienced the joy of sharing when they flooded the courtyard with all lots of groceries, stationeries and bedspreads to be shared with the inmates of RETREAT-a psycho Social Rehabilitation Centre in Pulluthu.
They not only shared these materials but their love and concern with them. We had a cultural show by both the inmates and our students, which proved to be a tough competition. “Enable the Disabled; Translate Disability into Ability; Capability, a winning Opportunity-Indeed a Reality”. They were all the living examples of the quote. Having had a great time there, we started back to school.
In school, post lunch we had a demo session for safe bursting of crackers and our children enjoyed bursting crackers, monitored by the teachers. Then we called it a day, making a promise that we would go for a GREEN and SAFE Diwali.