The festivities this Diwali surpassed even our optimistic expectations! Thanks to lavish contributions from a handful of generous sponsors, we were able to procure brand new festive clothes for all eighty children studying with us. As they trickled in one by one, all dressed up, big smiles on their bright faces, the already decked up rooms of our school became positively luminous.
We had an Art Mela for the children of Swapaksh. Kids could participate in any number of artistic events they were interested in. The littlest kids won our hearts with a cute dance number.
Some took to Drawing, others Rangoli. Diya painting was a big hit as was crafting Torans. It was a day of revelations. Young children no more than six or seven came up with the most imaginative Rangolis and executed it better than any of us could.
The attention to detail in the Diyas, unexpected use of materials in the crafts left us dumbfounded. To top it all off, one boy presented a rap song paying homage to mother, motherland and teacher. We were touched, thrilled and inspired to open up even more opportunities for our students.