Students stress the need for a safe and quiet celebration of the festival of lights

Festive spirit was in the air at schools that are part of The Hindu in School (THiS) programme when Deepavali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with all its grandeur.

At Ryan International School, Kundanahalli, a special assembly was held on the occasion. Lighting lamps, speeches, dance performances, recitation of poems and a special song were the highlights of the assembly.

A rangoli competition too was held.

The special assembly at Presidency School Bangalore South, Bilekahalli, was a memorable event. All the students and staff were dressed up in ethnic attire. The special event began with an invocation song. Girl students from grades III to IV in traditional costumes staged a presentation highlighting the diversities in the celebration of Deepavali across the country.

Students of grades VII to VIII presented the story behind the festival through a skit. Zephyr and Swathi, students of grade IX, acquainted the children about the significance of Deepavali and the need to break free from the conventional style of bursting crackers. They stressed the need to embrace greener and safer modes of enjoying this festival. The surprise element was a dance performance by the dance teachers, who enthralled the audience with their graceful moves. The special assembly concluded with the traditional ‘aarti’, an integral part of this festival.

Sports meet

Jubilee School, Vijinapura, held its annual sports meet recently. Gangadharaiah S. N., joint commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, inaugurated the meet. Many track events were held. Yellow House bagged the first prize in the march-past.

Vigilance Week

MEC Public School, Yelahanka, observed Vigilance Awareness Week in the first week of November. The programme was meant to bring about social awareness among students about the need to be self-accountable to the society and to the nation.

Sushma Sagar, who is a member of the faculty, spoke on the occasion.

Students prepared banners and posters and presented messages on them.