Diwali is a day to illuminate one’s inner self and remove all the darkness from within. This festival is widely known for lighting up the houses with ‘diyas’ and lights, eating sweets, wearing new clothes and burning crackers. It is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu culture and is celebrated by them all over the globe. Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. The lights and diyas are present everywhere signifying the eradication of dark shadows and evil. the festival is the celebration of Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after his exile of 14 years and victory over Ravana. It is said that the people of Ayodhya welcomed Ram with rows of diyas, lighting the entire kingdom.
To make the students understand the importance of Diwali, Air Force School,Bhuj had a celebration in school on 03rd Nov 2021. The Principal, Mrs Shalini Kaistha, Head Mistress Mrs Chandresh Katoch and Primary section in charge Mrs Saraswati enlightened Diya in front of Goddess Saraswati. Mrs Shalini Kaistha also explained the importance of Diwali, and gave precautions for safe Diwali celebration to the students. Ms Rinku had also spread knowledge on importance of Diwali.
A small skit was performed by grade 8 students guided by Ms Anjali Singh and Ms Shailaja Reddy. The skit was acted to throw light on safety precautions while celebrating Diwali and burning firecrackers. Rangolis were made in school campus to represent the happiness, positivity and liveliness, and is intended to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good luck.
Thus, the programme ended with this noble gesture. Certainly it was the unique Diwali we had ever celebrated.