One of the most important festivals within Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness”. This year to celebrate Diwali, classes and students were asked to also add an eco element to it as well.
Making sweets was one of the ways our students celebrated Diwali. Traditionally, Indian sweets are called ‘Mithai’; there is an old tradition of considering sweets to be pure and an offering to the gods. Sweets are a small gesture of greeting people, family and friends with the joy of celebrating the festival. The class enjoyed making Diwali sweets and mango lassi in one of our cooking rooms.
Best out of waste
Cleaning and clearing out of the old and reorganising are good ways of welcoming the goddess of wealth, peace and prosperity – Lakshmi. A clean bright space attracts positive energy.
Students were encouraged to clean out items from their classrooms: reduce reuse recycle (RRR) and make their own Diwali Rangoli, divas etc.
Good over evil
Treloar School and College held a story writing competition for Diwali this year, and the theme was Good over evil. Students were asked to write a story or a poem, where good overcomes evil and where the key message is truth triumphs.
There were Amazon vouchers for the first, second and third place for students from both the School and the College.