DPS JAMMU CELEBRATES DIWALI
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Delhi Public School, Jammu organized various activities on the occasion of Diwali for students with the purpose to educate them about our culture and tradition and to take a break from hectic schedule to have fun and frolic. Kids of nursery class decorated the Diyas with mirrors and painted them with the colours of their choice. Students of Pre-Nursery to class II had Diwali fun party with lots of excitement and fervor which not only created a sense of tradition but also learnt the right way to celebrate Diwali.
Hindi elocution was organized for the students of Class I who very effectively spoke about the ill effects of crackers and reinforced on eco-friendly Diwali. “Japanese Activity Comes Home” was organized for the students of class II while a class competition was held on “Colours to Beautify Your Lives” for the students of class III. In these activities students not only indulged themselves in fun task but also developed a sense of eco-friendliness and sustainability in themselves. Students of class IV went around the school premises in a rally on green Diwali holding placards depicting the causes and consequences of bursting crackers and spreading the message of green Diwali. Students of class V were given the activity of “Thali Decoration” in which they displayed their creativity and imagination and the outcome was beautiful Pooja Thalis with different hues and designs.
Exchanging gifts is an age old practice on Diwali. Students of classes VI to VIII made beautiful Diyas under the activity of “Spreading Lights”. They gifted them to the orphans which gave them lot of satisfaction as kids are as excited about giving as they are about receiving gifts. Cleanliness and decoration is a much cherished tradition of celebrating Diwali. Students of classes IX to XII decorated their classes using colourful sheets of papers, made Rangoli in front of their classes with vibrant colours.
A Special Assembly was conducted on Diwali on 22nd Oct. 2019 with an aim to make the students aware about pollution and damage caused by bursting crackers on Diwali. At the outset a two minutes silence was observed to pay a tribute to Rudraksh Anand of class VII, who passed away due to illness this month. The School Choir presented a Sanskrit Prayer which was followed by a speech on Eco-friendly Diwali by Lavanya of IX-A. A short skit on cracker free Diwali was presented by the students of middle wing. The whole assembly was compered by Rutkar Kaul (XI-H) & Gulsmile Kour (X-G). Headmistress, Ms. Meenu Gupta administered a ‘Green Diwali’ pledge and urged students to avoid fire works for keeping the surrounding safe and clean.
Principal, DPS Jammu, Ms. Ruchi Chabra wished everyone happy Diwali and also felicitated the meritorious students who excelled in various games and sports.
Hon’ble President, RCT, Sh. M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji, Hon’ble PVC, Kunwrani Ritu Singh Ji and Hon’ble Director, Sh. S.S Sodhi Ji wished the students and staff a happy, safe and eco-friendly Diwali.