07 Sep Four-in-one Celebration 2016
Nativity of Mother Mary, Teacher’s Day, Ganesh Chaturti and Onam celebrations were held in our school on September 7, 2016.
The celebrations began in the morning with the Holy Mass at 8.30 am at Maryhill Chapel. Prior to this day, the Catholic students had novena prayer daily from 31st August in preparation for the feast of Mother Mary’s Nativity, during which they honoured Mother Mary with a flower each.
The tiny tots of Nursery and Kindergarten had the privilege of hosting the programme for Nursery to class III. The programme commenced with a prayer song, followed by a dance to welcome the gathering. All these festivals have vegetables as their main dish. This was beautifully brought out by the kids through a rhyme on vegetables and their bright colours. Onam is the most important festival of the state of Kerela. The little ones dressed in white and gold presented a folk dance highlighting the importance of this festival. The traditional method of harvesting was shown through a dance, which captured the attention of the audience. The naughty yet lively children expressed their love for their teacher’s conveying the message through a dance that, ‘to the world she is just a teacher but for the students she is a “MOTHER”. September 8th is also observed as the Day of Girl Child. The children though small gave the message to love and respect all girls and to save girl child , which touched the hearts of all gathered. Children honored Mother Mary on her birthday by singing and dancing to the tune of HAPPY BIRTHDAY and offering flowers. Sister Melissa the principal while wishing everyone a happy feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary gave the message of the day saying “these religious festive celebrations help us to live in love unity and brotherhood. We belong to different religions but we are all Indians.” After the programme the tiny fingers of KG children with the help of their teachers filled in the designs of the beautiful flower carpet ‘Pookalam’ at the entrance of the school hall with colorful flower petals.
This was followed by the programme for Classes IV – X hosted by Class VIII A and B. The programme commenced with a short prayer followed by welcome speech by Deeksha Kamath. A breath taking welcome dance was presented by a few students. Nikitha Saldanha,Levin Moras,Deepa Robert,Shreya K.and Zeenath Ilhaam, Samruudi Prasad, Zeesha Mohd. Jahid touched upon the significance of the Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary, Ganesha Chatturthi, Bakrid and Onam with the help of a power point presentation. A harvest dance was performed by the girls depicting the farmers’ happiness on the first harvest. The importance of the girl child was highlighted through a skit. After the folk dance by the boys, the students sang ‘Let Us Mingle Together’ melodiously. The girls added colour to the celebration through an enthralling dance performance. Our senior teacher Mrs. Silvia Fernandes in her message spoke about the importance of all the four festivals and the significance of universal brotherhood. Prithika Correa proposed the vote of thanks while Saanvi Mohan and Abdul Kader Sahal compeered the programme.