Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Diwali celebrations, Chennai

Dear All,

I would like to share about the diwali celebration which we had it in our DI Valasaravakkam School on 11.10.09 (Sunday). We arrived in the school around 10.00 a.m. We waited for the kids to come and settle down. By 10.30 we started our celebration. First, we asked the students to come and speak a few words about what DIWALI meant to them ? Also, we asked them to share about their previous diwali experiences. Unforgettable incidents, their activities on that day, etc., We volunteers also gave them a brief description about DIWALI and its significances.

Next, we had sweets distribution. We had only very few number of students. The school watchman also co-operated with us. He too enjoyed seeing the kids coming up and speaking about DIWALI and singing songs about diwali.

We started bursting the crackers. The kids were showing keen interest in burning the crackers. We volunteers also bursted along with them.
Throughout the bursting session, we vols ensured that no kid is bursting alone. We had constant monitoring on them. We took photos of it. Nata, you could have also joined us in the celebration today. Thank you very much for your efforts to get the crackers for our DI.

The photos are aired in my picasa album.
The link :

I really thank all the volunteers who made a wonderful effort in giving the kids 'A DIWALI FEEL'.

NB: Sriram & Bharath, we all really missed you. All the students conveyed their diwali wishes to you.