Events & Happenings – Classes I to V – 2021 – 2022
Baisakhi was celebrated with full fervour and gaiety by the students of Class 1. Tiny tots were dressed in colourful Punjabi attire. They enjoyed dancing on the beats of Dhol. The teacher made them do an art activity of ‘Things that symbolise Baisakhi’ like Dhol, harvest and kites. All the students enjoyed participating in the celebration.
The students of Class 2 celebrated “The harvest festival- Baisakhi” with great enthusiasm. The motive of the celebration was to apprise the children about the importance of the festival. They were shown animated videos on Baisakhi. They made beautiful drawings depicting the festival.
Ayi Baisakhi chhayi khushali khatam hui kheton ki rakhwali
Baisakhi, harvest festival of Punjab is celebrated by people across religions. Baisakhi also has religious significance for the Sikhs. Baisakhi marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year. The students of Class 3 celebrated Baisakhi virtually on March 13, 2021. The significance of the day was highlighted by the students with their performances of the bhangra, and heartfelt prayers which were offered to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. d Students made posters of Dholaks and decorated it with pulses. It was a day to remember and the students of class 3 learnt how this auspicious festival is celebrated.
Baisakhi, the harvest festival, was virtually celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm by the students of Class 4. Few students threw some light on the importance of this festival followed by a scintillating performance on the tunes of Punjabi Bhangra Dhol, which was the highlight of the day. The mood of the class was upbeat. Students were totally involved in the festive spirit. They were apprised about the significance of the festival. The idea of celebrating various festivals in the class is to teach students to live in harmony and peace.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was an Indian legal expert, a politician, economist and social activist. Every year 14th April is marked by his birth anniversary. The students of Class 1 were made to understand the significance of celebrating the birthday of this great leader through a power point presentation. They were made aware about his contribution in making the Constitution of India in a simpler way. This was followed by a portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar highlighting his aura of being a powerful leader. Children were encouraged to speak about Dr. Ambedkar also. Overall, it was enlightening experience for the tiny tots.
An informative and interactive online celebration took place on April 15, 2021 to acquaint the young learners about the relevance of Ambedkar Jayanti. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar an iconic leader, also known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ was truly a personality who stood for fearlessness, righteousness and social reforms. He taught the world to be self-reliant and confident in all walks of life. The virtual celebration conducted by Class 4 witnessed an alluring rendition the in form of splendid presentations and dance performances. An enlightening quiz on the theme, ‘Father of the Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.
‘For our forests, For our streams, For our future.’ The Earth Day inspires us to act towards the protection of the environment and focus on the needs for the conversation. Students of Class 1 celebrated the Earth Day by creating a beautiful earth and tree which they decorated by all the essential items that we get from plants. Teachers also showed a presentation to make the children understand the objective of celebrating this day. The children participated in the activity enthusiastically.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth-Day-Network and being celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. “Every Day is an Earth Day”. The students of Class 3 celebrated Earth Day with a medley of educational and fun activities. They were informed ahead about the importance of and then through myriad – related activities which were planned for the week. Each child made a poster on Earth Day with zest and zeal. To sensitize this thought the students observed this day with vigour and enthusiasm. They coloured their ideas through lovely drawings and craft work with captions on “SAVE OUR EARTH”.
The students of Class 4 enthusiastically participated in various activities to celebrate Earth Day. They were sensitized about conservation of natural resources and were motivated to do their bit in order to save our Mother Earth. The students made amazing creative products like wall hangings, posters, head gears etc. depicting how they can help the Earth. A video related to the occasion was also shared in the class. The day was marked not only by awareness but also enthusiasm on the part of the students.
The students of Class 5 celebrated ‘Earth Day’ virtually on 22nd April, 2021 with great pomp and show. The celebration were conducted with a vision to celebrate the Earth and its abundance – by pledging to protect the greenery, the natural resources, the beauty and the bounty that our planet has generously bestowed upon us, by translating our vision of a clean and green India into action. The students spoke about what measures they would take to protect the mother earth. They even recited poems to praise the earth. Furthermore, a constructive activity of poster making took place with great zeal. Active participation of the pupils was witnessed in this activity.
“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take” Mothers are the emotional backbone of the family, who have the magic power of making all the things beautiful. The students of Class 2 celebrated this special occasion with their mothers. They children spoke messages of love for their mothers and tapped their feet on songs dedicated to Mothers. The students also made photo frame. It was a wonderful day indeed.
“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” Mother’s Day is a special day of the year, dedicated to all mothers. It is celebrated all over the world. The students of Class 4 were very excited to celebrate this occasion. To commence the celebration, significance of this day was discussed with them which was followed by ‘card-making’ activity wherein students made beautiful cards with innovative ideas to show love and affection towards their mothers. They were also shown a movie of ‘Mr. Bean’ and a video of ‘Little Krishna’ to make them understand the importance of this day and at the end they all enjoyed their home-made, delicious snacks served by their lovely mothers. It was a fun-filled as well as memorable experience for everyone.
From supporting their children financially, mentally, emotionally and physically, the pivotal role of Fathers in everyone’s life is priceless. This day is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate the role of Fathers who play a very important role in our families, and in society at large. Class 1 celebrated Father’s Day to impart the knowledge of fathers in their life. A PPT was shown to the children to impart the knowledge of Father’s Day. Everyone dressed up like their father, spoke lines and participated in various activities like poem recitation, discussions and dancing. At the end, an activity was conducted where students were told to make a beautiful card for their father. Overall, the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
The students of Class 2 celebrated Father’s day virtually on 19th June’21. Students sang Father’s day songs with heart warming expressions. A game of online musical chairs was organized for the father-child and winners were also declared. The dynamic event concluded with the Fathers expressing their feelings on the occasion. They appreciated the efforts of School authorities for this unique idea of involving Fathers in such celebrations and said that these types of events help them to know their children better and also help them to nurture their relationship with their children. It was a memorable event which the fathers and children will cherish for their lifetime.
Fathers’ Day was celebrated by the students of Class 4, on the virtual platform with great enthusiasm. The students along with their fathers had much fun in creating their individual steps on a given track which they performed together. Later the performance was shared by the teacher on the screen .The students also shared their idea of celebrating Father’s day in a unique way. They also recited poems, song related to the occasion. The session concluded with card making and thanking the superheroes of their life for the great bonding and unconditional love.’
The students of Class 2 celebrated International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. The day started with a brief introduction given by the teacher in their respective classes. The significance of the Day was explained in the class and importance of performing Yoga was also explained by the teacher. A video on Yoga was shown to the students followed by performing of different yoga asanas for keeping our body, mind and soul healthy.
The School celebrated International Yoga Day virtually on 21 June 2021. The significance of the day was highlighted by the students of Class 3. The importance of exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle was elucidated by showing a PPT and a video to the students. The children performed various yoga postures beautifully. It was a positive day to remember and students learnt that having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body.
The International Yoga Day was celebrated with high spirits by the learners of Class 4. They first watched the video regarding the significance of the day and later the kids performed various Yoga Asanas with great flexibility and finesse. They enjoyed doing various postures and even guided each other for the same. The celebration ended with a round of peaceful meditation.
Eid is an occasion of Joy and Peace which people celebrate with their families, let go of past grudges and make meaningful connections. The holy festival of Eid-al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ was celebrated by the students of Class 1 with religious zeal. The teacher narrated the story behind the celebration of the festival. The students did a cotton pasting activity in an outline of a goat or a sheep. All the students were dressed in ethnic attire to mark the celebration. They were made to understand the meaning of sacrifice.
The students of Class 2 celebrated Eid-al–Adha virtually on 20th July’21 to enlighten the spirit of the festival, symbolizing the unity of multicultural society. It is celebrated as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice everything to god. Students were dressed beautifully in traditional attire. Various virtual activities were organized to commemorate the teachings and learning of festival. One such activity was to dance on the song ‘Eid Mubarak’. They also did an art activity. They understood the meaning of ‘Sacrifice’ with the help of a presentation presented during the celebration. It was a memorable event as children had a beautiful time together and they realised the meaning of harmony and brotherhood by wishing ‘Eid Mubarak’ to each other at end.
Eid-Al-Adha was celebrated virtually with the students of Class 4 on 20th July 2021. The student swere shown a video depicting the story of the Prophet, which indicated the relevance of this occasion. An “I Quit” activity was also conducted in which, students were asked about a habit which they would like to quit/give up.Students made wonderful hangings consisting of moons and stars. Overall, it was quite an interactive and engaging session.
Eid celebrations were carried out in school on 20 July 2021. To kick start the celebrations in Class 5, students celebrating the festival shared how they celebrate the festival with their families and friends and the significance of the festival. This was followed by the teacher adding on and sharing the story of Prophet Ibrahim and wishing the class ‘Eid Mubarak’. This was followed by the students making flowers with paper for decorations. Everyone enjoyed the activity and shared their pictures with the flowers that they made with the class afterwards.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is a memorial of the indomitable courage of the Indian soldiers. It re-memorizes the Kargil War between India and Pakistan in 1999.The students of Class 1 commemorated the 22nd Kargil Diwas virtually on 26th July, 2021 to honour the Kargil heroes,who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. A short movie based on the events of the Kargil war was shown to the students in the online class, for better understanding of this day. The commemoration came to an end with the completion of hands-on activity, making of Indian Flag and pasting bindis. Kargil Vijay Diwas is associated with the glorious past of India. It made India globally express the power of its security. This is a day for Indians to feel proud of their soldiers.
The students of Class 2 commemorated ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ virtually in the Online Class to remember India’s victory and to pay tribute to Kargil Martyrs who are the symbol of courage and sacrifice for safeguarding the borders of the Country. The students sang patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism, they also made beautiful drawings related to the event. The teachers explained the importance of Kargil Vijay Diwas to the students. A Power Point presentation by the teachers made the event informative and enlightening, this was followed by inspirational and emotional videos of the war.
The students of Class 4 observed Kargil Vijay Diwas in order to pay heartfelt homage to the martyrs of Indian Army who laid their lives for their country. A discussion was held on the Kargil War and its aftermath. A video was shown to make the students aware about how our valiant soldiers fought gallantly for the pride of our nation.Students wrote letters in honor of our war heroes, which they read out in the class. The whole atmosphere was filled with patriotic fervour as the National Anthem was sung.
It is a proud moment for everyone as we celebrate our 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. This annual observance has a great significance and this special day is celebrated for commemorating our brave leaders and fighters of history who won us the freedom we are enjoying today. Our Nation’s Independence Day evokes feelings of nationalism and brotherhood among the citizens of India. Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country in all the states and UTs of India. People of India pay tribute to the fallen war heroes and freedom fighters. Independence Day has always been a very colourful celebration in the School, but with the changing times we have tried keeping the same energy through the virtual medium. The assembly was conducted with the fervent performances of Primary wing students.
The students of Class 1 enjoyed the poster making activity during the virtual class. While the feeling of patriotism rode high on this day, the students were asked to wear tri-coloured ethnic dresses, the saffrons, whites and greens to match the theme of Independence Day.
“जिन वीरों पर हमको गर्व है, स्वतंत्रता उन्हीं का पर्व है”
Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor on 14th August ,2021 on Google meet with the students and teachers of Class 2 to mark the 75th year of Freedom from the British rule.
On this special occasion, the students were shown a presentation which awakened everyone’s feelings towards the motherland. The students also made beautiful kites to commemorate the occasion. Indeed, it was a day of joy and celebration.
“Today let us take some time to value our nation and never forget the sacrifice of our Soldiers.”
Happy Independence Day!
On the occasion of Independence Day the students of Class 3 made tri-coloured kites using coloured papers and ribbons during their online classes. Later on they also danced on different patriotic songs. Children were dressed up in tri-coloured attire and spoke few lines on freedom fighters.
Independence Day is significant as it reminds us the sacrifices that many freedom fighters made to get independence from British rule. To celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day, students of Class 4 attended their online classes dressed in tri-coloured attire with a sash. The celebration was commenced with the teachers informing the students of the importance of the day. The students watched a cultural presentation prepared by the young performers of the primary wing. They even tried their hands on making tri-coloured kites, recited poems and sang patriotic songs. It was an enriching and fun-filled experience for everyone.
The students of Class 5 celebrated Independence Day with great zeal and patriotic fervour. The whole atmosphere resonated with the singing of patriotic songs and recitation of poetry by the children in their online session. Dressed in tri-coloured attire, they made beautiful craft items and tri-coloured sandwiches. The students pledged to become worthy citizens and make the country proud.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special occasion to celebrate the virtuous bond of love between brother and sister which is one of the deepest and noblest of all human emotions. To commemorate this festival, students wore colourful traditional Indian dresses. A Rakhi making activity was organized for the students of Class 1 and the children were informed about the sacred bond between brother and sister and why the festival is celebrated. The students were familiarized with the customs and rituals followed on Raksha Bandhan. Students made beautiful Rakhis using different articles like silken thread, ribbon, waste material, etc. Their artisanship was quite fascinating and children thoroughly enjoyed this activity that tickled their creative side.
“Raksha Bandhan is wearing the love of your sister around your wrist against a beautiful promise.”
Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival celebrated across the country which symbolizes the selfless love between brothers and sisters. The word “Raksha” means protection and “Bandhan” means to tie. And the holy thread which offers by the sisters is a symbol of love and commitment between brother and sister. The students of Class 2 celebrated a Virtual Raksha Bandhan on 19/8/2020. The teachers conducted a “class activity” on “Rakhi making” in a very well-coordinated manner. Students participated very enthusiastically in the class and celebrated the festival of love and purity.
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the relationship and affinity between brothers and sisters. The festival was celebrated with enthusiasm, zeal and gaiety by the students of Class 3. The students made special Rakhis and decorated them with attractive embellishments, giving a personal touch of love for their siblings. The teachers shared a video to make students understand the true essence of this festival. The children made beautiful Rakhis. It was a beautiful celebration.
Rakhi is an auspicious occasion to celebrate the virtuous bond of love between brothers and sisters. To strengthen this bond, the students of Class 4 celebrated Raksha Bandhan with great zeal and enthusiasm on the virtual platform. The teachers shared a video to make students understand the true essence of this festival. The students made beautiful and well decorated Rakhis using stars, beads, mirrors, pearls etc. They also recited poems, songs related to the festival. The aura created by colorful Rakhis portrayed extreme love of brothers and sisters.
Festivals of India reflect the country’s rich heritage. On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the students of Class 5 performed several activities to understand the true essence of the festival. They made bright, colourful Rakhis and tied it around their brother’s wrist. The students also made Thank You cards and sang songs for their brothers and sisters. The event was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm.
The students of Class 1 celebrated Janmashtami through digital platform to understand the importance of Lord Krishna’s teachings of life in contemporary times. The children attended the online session dressed in ethnic wear and accessorized with colourful bangles, odhnis, peacock crowns to set the Janmashtami mood. The happy and excited students enthusiastically participated in craft work and decorated flutes. They were all ready with material and completed in classes itself. They were happy to see the movie about the birth and preachings of Lord Krishna. The students also danced on the songs while in class and were very pleased to see their friends all dressed up. The teachers instilled value of self-worth and introspection in the students as they wished them Happy Janmashtami.
Teaching about Indian traditions and culture through the play way method is a regular feature at CFS. The significance of different festivals is ingrained in our little ones by making them participate actively in them. The students of Class 2 celebrated the joyous festival of Janmashtami also known as Gokul Ashtami on 28th August,2021. The girls were dressed as Radha and the boys as Sri Krishna. The importance of Janamashtami was explained in the class. The mesmerizing dance performance and a couple of group songs by students dedicated to Lord Krishna was definitely an enjoyable experience. It was indeed a memorable day.
Lord Krishna’s birth is marked by the festival of Janmashtami. This festival was celebrated by the students of Class 3 with full fervor and enthusiasm. The students enjoyed watching the movie on the birth of Lord Krishna and also danced on the tunes of Maiya Yashodha and Radhe Radhe song. The celebration was followed by and decorating Krishna’s matki.
Janamashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. The students of Class 4 celebrated the festival with joy and enthusiasm. It gives immense pleasure to see our young children participating with same zeal. They students attended the online celebrations dressed in traditional colourful attires to suite the occasion. The students sang songs and danced to Kanhaiya based song tunes. The teachers narrated the background tales of the special day and showed a related video too. They made beautiful mukuts and wore them too. The whole atmosphere was filled with joy and festive spirit.
Teachers play a huge role in our lives. Their contribution cannot be explained in words. They have always been around to show us the right path. Teacher’s Day, which is celebrated on September 5th, to commemorate Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary was celebrated by the students of Class 1 with much enthusiasm. The students celebrated the day dressed as their favourite teachers and presented role plays. The children also made beautiful cards for their teachers wishing them Happy Teacher’s Day. The students were also shown a presentation to make them understand the significance of teachers and educators in our lives. It was a day for the children to be grateful for everything they have learnt to cherish the contribution of teachers in their lives.
The students of Class 2 celebrated Teacher’s Day to appreciate and thank their teachers. The children were explained the importance of Teacher’s day and why it is celebrated. The students attended their online dressed as their favourite teacher and also spoke about them. They tapped their feet on the song ‘We love you teachers’. At the end the children made Thank you Cards for their teachers.
The students of Class 1 celebrated the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with gaiety and joy. The students attended the Online Session dressed in traditional clothes. A PPT was shown to them to make them understand the significance of Lord Ganpati. The students also made Lord Ganesha with the help of green leaves and marigold flowers. Overall the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
Festivals build group cohesiveness and re-energize our body, mind and spirit. Of all the festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most colorful festivals that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. The Teachers explained the significance of this festival so that students stay rooted with Indian culture. Students of Class 2 made Ganesha with the help of clay. They also tapped their feet on the song “Ganpati Bappa Mourya”. There was devotion, creativity and fun altogether. It was a great celebration.
The Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations began with a lot of excitement. The children of Class 5 actively participated in various activities like making of Lord Ganesha’s clay sculptures, reciting hymns and showcasing their creativity with beautiful paintings.There was devotion,creativity and fun altogether.
To mark the Birth Anniversary of our Nation’s Great Leader, Mahatma Gandhi, the students of Class 1 made the 3 favourite monkeys of Gandhiji followed by reciting of the bhajan ‘Raghupati Raghav’. A presentation was also shown to make the students understand that why Gandhiji is called ‘Father of Nation’. All the students were dressed in ethnic attire. The children participated with full enthusiasm.
The students of Class 2 celebrated Gandhi Jayanti virtually. Everybody participated in various activities like poem recitation, colouring, dancing and singing. They all were dressed-up in white kurta pyjamas and few were also dressed as Gandhi ji also. A brief description was given to the students about his life with the help of an Audio Visual presentation. In the end, an activity was conducted wherein students were asked to draw a sketch of Gandhi ji. The students were happy and enjoyed doing the activities a lot. Overall, the celebrations was full of joy and excitement.
The students of Class 3 observed the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in their Virtual Classes on 1st October. The students were told about the life and struggles of Gandhji and how he led India to the path of freedom. To celebrate this occasion students prepared charkha using sticks and thread. They sang songs and poems relevant to the occasion. Videos related to his life were shown in the class. Students enjoyed singing the songs and watching videos. Students were also told to value their freedom and equality.
The Online celebration to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the students of Class 4 commenced by telling them of the significance of this day by the teachers. The children were all dressed in traditional attire with Gandhi caps. They spoke about Gandhiji, sang patriotic songs, watched a video on Gandhi Ji’s life and made posters on his values like Swachh Bharat, Swadeshi etc. The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor and was a learning experience for all of us.
The patriotic feelings of the students of Class 5 were aroused with the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti, which marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of the Nation. The day’s celebrations kicked off with the students singing Bapu’s favourite song Raghupati Raghav. This was followed by showing the students a short film on the life of Gandhiji and his role in India’s freedom movement. The students also made Charkhas with ice cream sticks and the motifs of Bapu’s 3 famous monkeys.
This year our little toddlers of Class 1 celebrated a virtual Dussehra during their online classes. The story as to why we celebrate Dussehra was shown to students through a video and a PowerPoint Presentation. The importance and rituals of celebrating this festival were explained in detail by all the teachers. The students also enjoyed listening to the Dussehra song sung by their favourite cartoon character Chhota Bheem. The tiny ones participated and enjoyed making Ravana stick puppets and were dressed as Ram and Sita. Children spoke lines on Dussehra with great enthusiasm.
On 14th October,2021 students of Class 2 celebrated Dussehra online with great enthusiasm. They were shown a short-animated story of Ramleela symbolizing the power of truth and victory of good over evil. They also made face masks of Raavan. The celebration was a great learning experience about our rich Indian culture and values for all.
One of the most loved festivals Dussehra was celebrated virtually with great zeal by the students of Class 4. They were dressed up as the characters from Ramayana. They made puppets and masks of Ravana in a creative manner and wrote ten bad habits within them, which they would sacrifice this year. The students were shown a related video and were elucidated about the various ways of celebrating Dussehra. The celebration ended by singing songs.
Dussehra, the festival that marks the victory of good over evil was celebrated with much gaiety, zeal and enthusiasm by the students of Class 5. Dressed in colourful traditional attire, the students were also taken on a virtual tour of Durga puja pandals of Kolkata, where the air resonated with the sound of conch shells and the chanting of vedic hymns. Students were shown videos on the important incidents from the Ramayana. Role play was also done by the students. Students made craft items like the golden deer, mask of Ravana, bow and arrow etc. It was a joyful interactive and learning session.
Eid-e-Milad was celebrated by the students of Class 2 in their virtual classes. All the students were dressed in their best traditional attires. The celebration commenced with the short introduction given by the teacher wherein students were explained about the importance of this day. They were told that on this day the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam is celebrated. All the students danced on eid songs and coloured the picture of a Mosque. Overall, they all enjoyed celebrating this festival and wished Eid Mubarak.
Eid-ul-Milad- The birth anniversary of the last messenger of Muslim community Prophet Mohammad was celebrated with great religious fervor and gaiety by the students of Class 4. The day began with the recitation of a verse from the holy Quran followed by the teachings of the Prophet. A video related to the birth of the Prophet and his teachings was shown to the student. They made decorative hangings and Dua books to embrace the blessings of the Prophet. The students thanked the almighty and pledged to maintain peace and unity.
On the auspicious occasion of Eid-E-Milad on 18th of October, the student of Class 5 participated in various virtual activities to commemorate the teachings and learnings of this festival. The activities were conducted to spread awareness about the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. The children were shown small videos related to Quran recitation and the Prophet’s teachings. The children also displayed art and craft work through their vivid imagination by creating some beautiful pieces of the moon and stars hangings/cards.
The students of Class 1 virtually presented a special assembly on ‘Diwali’, to mark the ‘Festival of Lights’ on 3rd November 2021. The spirit of love, faith and devotion and took us all through the beautiful story of Ram-the righteous prince of Ayodhya,Sita- the ideal wife and Ravana- the powerful and learned demon, The King of Lanka. The celebration started with Ganesh Aarti followed by glass painting. Making diyas and candles. The children were made aware about the objective of celebrating Diwali. A virtual party was done with all students dressed in ethnic attire.
A special assembly was conducted by invoking the blessings of lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi. The Diwali Celebrations of Class 3 illuminated everyone’s hearts with joy and fervour. The students heralded the festival of lights by making beautiful and elegant lanterns with a lot of enthusiasm. They also made and decorated the diyas. Students were also apprised about hazardous effects of bursting crackers. They were told to celebrate pollution free and eco – friendly Diwali. The day came to an end with lots of joy and happiness sparkling on the face of every student.
The Festival of Lights was celebrated with great zeal by the students of Class 4 virtually on 12st Nov.’21. The students prepared edible Diyas and described the ingredients to their peers. The students were dressed beautifully in traditional attires. The story of Lord Rama’s life was also shown to the children. They spoke lines, recited shlokas, sang songs and even danced to enjoy the day to the fullest.
The day rang in the festive spirit of Diwali, the festival of lights, as the students of Class 5 participated in the celebrations with full zeal and enthusiasm. The children danced to foot tapping music on Diwali numbers. They had made stick puppets of different characters from the Ramayana and narrated incidents from the epic.stories from the Ramayana were also shown to them.It was a very enjoyable celebration.
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Children’s day also called Bal Diwas is celebrated every year on 14th November to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of our country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who is fondly called as Chacha Nehru among children. The day was celebrated on 13th November when all the children of Class 2 were informed about Chacha Nehru. The children made a Nehru cap and played a fun activity with a balloon to enhance their eye-hand coordination. They even danced on different songs. They celebrated their day with great pomp and show.
The students of Class 4 celebrated Children’s Day, the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, our Nation’s first Prime Minister on 13th November 2021, virtually. The day focussed on children and their enjoyment. Children were involved in a “Guess Who” game in which they were asked to identify their friends from their childhood photos. They also shared their memorable childhood moments. The students were overwhelmed with joy and enjoyed the day.
Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, the students of Class 5 celebrated Children’s Day with great fanfare. Dressed in their finest casuals, they played a plethora of games,and watched videos on the life of Chacha Nehru. The students also danced to some foot tapping music on Children’s Day songs. They had made a collage of some of their childhood pictures & had to identify their classmates. The celebrations were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
BEFORE BECOMING A MUSLIM, A SIKH, A HINDU OR A CHRISTIAN LET’S BECOME A HUMAN FIRST
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
The Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. The children of Class 2 were informed about the first Guru of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They were also told that we should follow the path of universal brotherhood and harmony. The children looked very impressive as they were dressed up in kurta-pyjama / Salwar- suits. The children recited ‘Shabads’ to commemorate the day. Candle decoration and poster making activities were also conducted in the class which made the event more enjoyable.
Satguru Nanak Pargateya
Mitti Dhund Jag Chanan Hoa
Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the Birth Anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was a founder of Sikhism and people from every quarter have faith in him and his teachings. The students of Class 4 celebrated Gurpurab with great devotion and spiritual spirit. The celebration commenced by briefing the students about the life history and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by their teachers. The students chanted the Mool Mantra, narrated stories and sang hymns like “Nanak Aaya”. A Khanda-making activity was also conducted in the class. They celebrated the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm.
The students of Class 5 celebrated Gurpurab with great enthusiasm and religious fervour. Dressed in colourful traditional attire, the students recited shabads and narrated incidents from the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They also made bookmarks with a teaching of the great sikh guru written on them. Videos based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji were also shown to them.
India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate the victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh. This year, it is the 50th Anniversary of the war. The students of Class 1 celebrated the Day by attending the Virtual session dressed as soldiers. A presentation and a video was shown to them to make them understand the significance of Vijay Diwas. Students also made a drawing of the National Flag. Overall the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
The young learners of Class 4 celebrated ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh and to pay tribute to the martyrs who are the true symbols of courage and sacrifice. A short movie based on the events of this war was screened for the students to apprise them with the importance of the Day. The students were also given an opportunity to show their gratitude and respect towards the martyrs by lighting a candle for them. The endeavour of the celebration was to spread the message of remembering, rejoicing and renewing our faith in the Indian Army.
A special Online Session was conducted for the students of Class 5 on 16th December to commemorate Vijay Diwas. The students were apprised about the importance of this day. They were informed that the day is celebrated to honour and remember our heroic soldiers who fought the Indo Pak war that led to the creation of Bangladesh. Videos were shown to the students and the children also made posters, recited poems and wrote slogans in honour of our Nation’s bravehearts.
Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration amongst billions of people all around the world. The students of Class 1 celebrated the Day with enthusiasm dressed as Santa Claus. A presentation and a video was shown to them to make them understand the significance of Jesus Christ. The children also made a Christmas Card using colourful sheets. Overall the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
Christmas was celebrated by Class 4 students with joy and festivities. An activity of making a red stocking along with writing a wish for Santa, was conducted. A video showing the relevance of the festival was shown. Students wore beautiful Santa caps and made wonderful Christmas trees. The session was concluded by singing various carols followed by dancing.
Christmas was celebrated on the virtual platform, by the students of Class 5 in all its joy and happiness.Christmas brings cheer and love and we celebrated it with the same fervour, spreading the message of love and joy among our children. Our angels danced to the joyful tunes. The celebration commenced with a video showing the birth of Jesus Christ and his teachings. The children had decorated a tree with bells, stockings, candles and gifts in a creative fashion. Adorned in red and white, children created blessing cards and wrapped gifts for the needy people.The celebrations ended with prayers and seeking blessings of the Almighty.
Lohri and Makar Sakranti are festivals that represent different cultures but unite India as one. The students of Class 1 celebrated the day dressed in colourful traditional attire. The children were shown a presentation and Videos to help them understand the significance of the festivals. The students also made drawings of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Overall the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
The Festival of Lohri was celebrated by the students of Class 2 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The celebration commenced with a short description given by the teachers explaining the significance of the festival. The students were also informed that Lohri is also the harvest festival. On this day a bonfire is lit and popcorns and such are offered in the bonfire. All the students were dressed up in their best Punjabi attire. They all danced to Lohri songs. In the end activity was conducted in the class wherein students drew A Lohri scene.
“The greatness of a culture is found in its festivals”.
To make the kids aware of our rich Indian culture and tradition, students of Class 4 celebrated the festivals of Lohri and Makar Sankranti .The day commemorated with immense joy and enthusiasm. The students enjoyed dancing on the beats of the famous Lohri song- ‘Sundar Mundariye’. A video related to the significance of both the festivals was shown to the students. They also showcased their innovative and artistic sides by making beautiful lohri craft and colorful kites. Overall it was a fun-filled day for all the students.
The students of Class 5 were all charged up with energy and enthusiasm for the Lohri and Makar Sankranti celebrations. Dressed in their colourful traditional attire they shared their experiences of how the festival is celebrated by them. They were told that these harvest festivals are also celebrated in different parts of the country as Pongal and Bihu. Lohri songs were played and the students enjoyed dancing on these songs. They decorated kites and made beautiful craft items as well. The atmosphere resonated with sounds of happiness and beating of the drums.
Netaji Jayanti officially known as Parakaram Diwas, is a National event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of our prominent Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He played a pivotal role in the Indian independence movement. The students of Class 1 were shown Videos and presentations to help them learn more about Netaji. The students drew a Netaji cap in their drawing files. Overall the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday or “Netaji Jayanti” is celebrated in the light of patriotism and a breeze of love for the country on 23rd January. The students of Class 2 celebrated the occasion to instill in themselves dedication, sincerity and a fighting spirit. The celebration started with the prayer song “Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena”. Students also made posters expressing the valour of the brave soldier and torch bearer of Free India.The teachers enlightened everyone about the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The celebration concluded with Azad Hind Fauj song which brought with it a saga of love for the Nation and a feeling of Unity.
Subhash Chandra Bose popularly known as ‘Netaji’ was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack. To mark his birth anniversary, an online celebration was held in Class 4. The celebration commenced by informing the students of the significance of this Day by their respective teachers. They were also told that in order to pay him tribute, our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that a “Grand Statue” of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose would be installed at India Gate very soon. They all were dressed up in tri-coloured attire holding flags in their hands. They spoke lines, sang patriotic songs and watched a video on Netaji’s life. The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour and was a learning experience for all of us.
A special online session was conducted for the students of Class 5, to celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Jayanti. The students were enlightened about the meaning of patriotism and videos on Netaji’s life and contribution towards the freedom movement were shown to them. The unveiling of the holographic statue of Netaji by the PM Narendra Modi was also discussed. Some students had dressed as Netaji and some displayed beautiful posters and slogans of Netaji. Patriotic songs were played and sung by the students.
The students of Class 1 celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day with joy and fanfare. The children were shown a video and presentations to help them understand the importance of the Day. In a craft activity, the students made a Flag Trophy using thermocol and ice-cream sticks. Overall the celebrations were full of joy and excitement.
The students of Class 2 celebrated this glorious day with great joy and pride wearing beautiful tri-coloured traditional attire. They watched the parade virtually and were explained the significance of armed forces and troops. They were also told about the world’s longest constitution which is the Indian Constitution and the rich heritage of our country. Enlightening the young minds with the basic facts about their country, the children participated in various activities during their online session like making a nutritious tri-coloured vegetable sandwich and dancing to patriotic songs.
The Republic Day was celebrated with all its solemnity and grandeur by the students of Class 4. They attended the online celebrations dressed in white kurta pajamas wearing tri-coloured head and wristbands, sashes and badges. They sang patriotic songs, spoke on the significance of this National Day and pledged themselves to uphold the honour and integrity of India. The students had selected one State of India and dressed accordingly. They collected information on the State: like its food, dance, language etc and depicted the same on an A3 size sheet. They also pinned up a self-made flag in different shapes and sizes on their attire.. The celebration ended with a patriotic fervour.
The students of Class 5 had a grand virtual celebration on Republic Day. The day started with the singing of patriotic songs and reading speeches of some of India’s eminent freedom fighters. The students were informed about the importance of this day as one on which the Constitution of India came into effect. Students made their own Constitution book with rules to be followed in school and at home. Dressed in tri-coloured attire students recited patriotic poems and chanted slogans. The air was filled with a patriotic fervour.
On 30th January 1948 Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in the Birla House. In rememberance of Bapu on his death anniversary the students of Class 4 were shown video clips related to him. They were informed about his innumerable struggles during the freedom fight. A two minutes silence was also observed for his condolence. The children were quite fascinated and motivated at the same time with his tale of success. They were dressed in tri-coloured attire and paid tribute by holding the Indian flags. A poster making activity was conducted in which the students made posters related to our great Freedom fighters and also wrote patriotic slogans.
The students of Class 5 observed Martyr’s Day in a special virtual session. They paid tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’ by making posters and speaking about the contributions of Gandhiji towards the freedom movement. The students were enlightened about the solemnity of the day. They were informed that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on this day. The students also observed a two minute silence at 11am.
The students of Class 2 celebrated ‘Basant Panchami’ with great zeal and enthusiasm. They all were dressed in their best yellow coloured attires. The celebrations began with a short introduction given by the teacher which was followed by the students speaking about the festival. Then prayers were offered to the Goddess Saraswati. Relevant videos were shown. In the end, the children drew sketches of Goddess Saraswati. Overall, everyone enjoyed celebrating this festival.
सरस्वती पूजा का यह त्योहार
जीवन में खुशी लह अपार
सरस्वती विराजे आपके द्वार
आप सब हम CAMBRIDGEANS की तरफ से
बसंत पंचमी की शुभकामनाओं को करे स्वीकार I
Basant Panchami is a popular hindu festival and it is celebrated to welcome the onset of spring in everybody’s life. It is associated with goddess Saraswati where people, especially the students, musicians and people related to the art and literature field worship her and seek her blessings. The students of Class 3 also celebrated this festival by showing their talent in art by making garlands and also a portrait of Goddess Saraswati. It was a fun filled celebration.
Basant Panchmi, a festival which marks the onset of the spring season was celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour by the students of Class 4. To mark the occasion,students attended the class in yellow attire and chanted mantras for Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom.They sang the Saraswati Vandana, made greeting cards and attractive yellow head gears.They even made sketches and drawings of Goddess Saraswati. The celebrations ended by watching an informative video.
Class 5 virtually celebrated Basant Panchmi during the assembly period. The students were informed that the day is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja in many parts of the country. The festival marks the preparation for the arrival of spring. The class looked resplendent in a sea of yellow as the students were dressed in yellow outfits. They recited the Saraswati Vandana and made beautiful yellow paper flowers.
International Mother Language Day or Matribhasha Diwas is observed every year on February 21 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism around the world. The students of Class 1 were shown a presentation and a video to help them understand the importance of this day. The students also made a hand impression craft and wrote various swar and vyanjan syllables.
International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year to promote respect, awareness of a country’s mother tongue and cultural heritage. In India we celebrate the day as Matribhasha Diwas on February 21. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage and also for communication. To celebrate the day the students of Class 3 made beautiful posters during their online session. The Teachers also informed them that we should we learn and use our mother tongue as much as possible but at the same time also respect other languages.