DIWALI MELA<br<By Amit/Amrita The festival of Goddess Lakshmi and the Festival of lights came alive in our school on 27th October. The school organized a two-day Diwali Mela on the school grounds. The whole school wore a festive look. The building was illuminated with earthen lamps and lanterns. The reception hall and the corridors were decorated with marigold flowers which are considered auspicious. The children were very excited and had a lot of fun. The main attraction was different food stalls which were set up by the students and included Indian, Continental, Italian and Chinese food. There was also a stall which displayed decorative and perfumed candles and many other decorative items made by the school children which were also meant for sale. People in large numbers purchased those candles and decorative items to motivate the children. On the second day, a cultural program was organized that stole the hearts of the viewers. Everybody appreciated the enthusiasm and endeavour of the students. The participants were awarded prizes by the Principal for their overwhelming performances. It was an eco-friendly Diwali as there were no fireworks. Students were also asked to spread the message of celebrating eco-friendly Diwali. Our Principal briefed the students about the harmful effects of firecrackers on the environment.