Children dressed in traditional attire take part in cultural activities

Kite-flying, ‘gobbemmalu’, colourful ‘rangoli’, fun and frolic mark the celebrations of ‘Sankranti’ in various schools. As schools in the city remain closed for not less than three days, many of them have planned to celebrate the festival much ahead.

The city schools came alive with the little ones dressed in traditional attires taking part in a row of cultural activities enthusiastically. Little boys could hardly wait to fly the kites as the young students of Gayatri Vidya Parishad M.L.B.T. School come together to bright up the place with ‘bhogi mantalu’. A group of girls presented folklore going around the ‘muggu’ drawn specially for the purpose. The celebrations reflected village atmosphere that included ‘bhogi pallu sambaralu’. School principal K. Madhuravani, coordinator of GVP D. Dakshinamurthy, students, parents and staff members also participated.

With Sankranti as the theme, a dance drama was presented by the students of Pollocks School, Dwarakanagar. Here the celebration was highlighted with the presentation of ‘rangavallulu’, ‘Haridasu kirthanalu’ apart from the distribution of traditional sweets. Students, Principal of the school Sandeep Chitra and staff members in their best traditional attires made merry on the occasion.

Festive look

At P.E.N. School, the festival celebrations reached a crescendo as the students from four branches of the school came together to add grace to the festival celebrations. The school adorned a festive look where students let their imagination loose to decorate the premises with ‘Bommala koluvu’, gobbemmalu and colourful spread of ‘rangoli’.

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