“Deepawali-The Festival of light” that enlightens the hearts and brings joy to everyheart was celebrated with full zeal, enthusiasm and religious fervour in Campion School, Arera Colony Bhopal by the Primary and the secondary section students, before goes for the Deepawali Holidays. Deepawali celebration will take place today 16 October 2017 Monday according to the schedule just a day before the beginning of the Deepawali holidays or break. Various cultural programmes and competitions were organised on this occasion.
The programme began with the Lighting of the Lamp and Diyas done by Chief guest of the occasion Principal Fr. Dr. Athnas Lakra S.J., along with Vice Principal Fr. Ajay Kumar kerketta S.J., Superior Fr. Christdhari Kujur S.J., School Bursar Fr. Ashok Kujur S.J., Primary Headmistress Sr. Pramila A.C., Sr. Chitra, Sr. Crecentiya, Senior teacher Mrs. Lethika Lakshmanan and Management Committee member Mr. Mahendra Kothari Sir etc. The children welcomed Chief guests and all the Fathers, brothers and sisters with a beautiful greeting song followed by presentation of Saplings and bouquets. After this a meaningful prayer service highlighting the message of Deepawali, invoking God’s blessings and thanking him for his assistance and guidance followed by “Happy Diwali” song and a Beautiful Deep dance.
programmes on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali for the students of whole secondary sections under Inter house competition. The Four Inter Houses of campion are Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and Ashoka House. Cultural Committee Coordinator Mrs. Ratna Panwalkar motivated all the students to take maximum participation in all the activities for their personal development. In this Competition the students of Std. VI were Making Diwali Greeting Card, for Std. VII Diya Decoration, Std. VIII A, B, C Kite Making competition, Std. VIII D, E, F Butterfly Making, Std. IX Rangoli, for Std. XI Poster making based on the Life sketch of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Azad, Girls Students from Std. IX and XI Mandana Folk Art Competition organised. All the four houses hundreds of students displayed their items in a very innovative way - decorating it with colourful dupattas, pictures of gods and goddesses and making various designs of Rangoli ranging from geometrical to floral patterns. The whole display was overwhelming. The items prepared by the girls students included different types of Rangolis, candles, diyas and pooja thalis which were very colourful and decorated with ribbons, sparkles, beads, shells, stars, mirrors, glitters etc. Candles displayed were of varying shapes and sizes — ranging from small diya shaped to floral, floating, minar shaped, dome shaped and some were even decorated with bows and frills made of wax. Fancy dress, Rangoli competition, Diya making and other such events were organised for the students and their active participation in these events make it more memorable.
One of the main attractions in programme is Folk Dance of Gujarat ‘Dandiya’. After Dance there is a ‘Nukkad Natak’ presented by the students based on the topic of “Road Safety” which gives the message of precautions, Rules and regulations of the traffic while driving.
A Beautiful skit “RAMAYAN” presented by the primary students. It told the audience the that Diwali is celebrated to welcome Princes Ram, Laxman and Ram’s wife Sita back to their kingdom Ayodhya after Ram put an end to evil force of Ravan. People of Ayodhya welcomed them by lighting hundreds of diyas which dispelled the darkness of night. Celebration dance was also presented by the primary students on the occasion of diwali.
Fr. Principal enlightened the staff and student with the message of Deepawali saying “the light within us must help to dispel the darkness and spread love, warmth and kindness as well as in giving and sharing”. Principal Fr.Dr. Athnas Lakra S.J. said "Through this programme students tried to convey in their small way and taught us how this pious festival can be celebrated in other way than by just burning crackers and polluting the environment,”
Thanks giving done by Cultural Committee Coordinator Mrs. Ratna Panwalkar Madam to all the participants and organiser of the programme. Master of Ceremony done by Teacher Mr. Sandeep Haldar along with students. The management of the school including Superior Fr. Christdhari Kujur S.J.,Vice Principal Ajay Kumar Kerketta S.J., Manager Fr. Ashok Kujur, Sr. Pramila A.C. appreciated this endeavour of the students and encouraged them to celebrate every festival with the same spirit and enthusiasm and wished them all and their dear ones peace, joy and prosperity of Deepawali. The students did not forget to take blessings from their teachers before going home.Thus, everyone went home carrying the message of love, peace and joy of the festival.