24 Oct :As Carmel Convent School ushered into its golden jubilee year Diwali was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. A vibrant atmosphere, happy faces and excitement cumulatively defined Carmel’s Diwali celebration.The show kicked off with a prayer dance asking God to enlighten the world on this festival of lights and quench their spiritual thirst. The students of class 12 emphasised on the changing times and how the world has come a long way from ancient oak to the modern pine. The song ‘Ram Chandra Keh Gaye Sia se’ surely strung the brain chords of the audience and got them to think. It was performed in such an effective way that everybody felt the urge to relate and identify with it. The basic message it conveyed was to combat the darkness of evil and bid farewell to all the problems, trials and tribulations. To highlight this point, a help box was set up.
‘Something for God to Do’ box would be refuge to all those in pain, problems and trouble. Following lead the Principal Sr. Maria Christi insisted that, "To face the challenges of the world we first need rid ourselves of the darkness inside us, to destroy the demons that hinder our growth and development such as feelings like hatred and jealously." The Carmel sunshine girls came up next to give out some messages that would help all the people prosper this festive season. Mehak, a student of class 5, appealed to all to help the poor and the needy instead of spending extravagantly on unneeded luxuries. Reet a student of class 3, further encouraged all students to care for the environment and thus not burst crackers.
The telltale views of the Carmel seniors clearly depict the festive mood that reigned over the school. Sanam, a student of class 9 says, "I’ll celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali. ‘No crackers’ shall now be motto for the years to come." Saachi, another senior says, "If my juniors have pledge to be magnanimous this year so shall I. Along with some friends I have decided that we shall give away some gifts this Diwali." All in all Carmel elucidated the essence of Diwali, sowing brotherhood and love in the hearts of everyone.