‘Diwali’ celebrated with religious fervour

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 18: Various educational institutions and social organizations celebrated the festival of lights “Diwali” with religious fervour and zeal.
Rangoli and Card Making competition was organized at Dogra College of Education based on the special theme “Deepawali”. About 95 students participated in the competition, who were further divided into 12 groups, wherein they exhibited their talent by making colorful Rangolis and cards.
Shefali Sharma, Academic coordinator, Dogra College of Education said that the purpose of this event was to add self-sufficiency and creative ideas among students.
The panel of judges included Vintee Kumari, senior Lecturer of the college, Tina Sharma, Lecturer in Education and Gopika Sharma, Lecturer in English.
In the Rangoli competition, Prabha and group, Arti and group and Konika and group were adjudged first, second and third respectively, whereas the consolation position was bagged by Shavi and group and Neha and group. In the card making competition, Prabha and group stood first, Richa and group stood second and Renuka and group stood third. The consolation position was bagged by Konika and group.
Deepawali festivities were organized at Tawi Technical Campus Shahpurkandi. Er Vidhi S Singh, Chairman, Er Renu Bangroo, Managing Director, Colonel Hari Singh, Administrative Officer, Prof BR Moza, Chief Warden hostels Dr Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Director, Tawi Engineering College, Dr Deepak Sharma, Principal, Tawi College, Er Pooja Kapoor, Dean Academics, Tawi Polytechnic, staff and the students were present on the occasion of Deepawali celebrations. On the occasion, Rangoli competition was organized and the students took part with great zeal and enthusiasm in the event. Rangoli competition was supervised by Nitin Thakur, TPO, Bhawana Thakur, Assistant Professor, Alka Nanda, Assistant Prof and Er Anuj Tidyal, Convener Campus Media Committee, Tawi Technical Campus.
Diwali was celebrated by Sant Rocha Singh Degree College, Jeevan Nagar Road, Babliana at Old Age Home. 40 NSS volunteers under the supervision of Randhir Singh, Programme Officer visited the Old Age Hone and distributed daily use items and gifts among the inmates. Additional DC Arun Manhas was the chief guest on the occasion.
Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua celebrated Diwali with great fervor, enthusiasm and devotion. Tastefully decorated school campus added charms and religious bend to the atmosphere as the little sanskritians were dressed up as the characters from Ramayan and enacted various scenes from the life of Lord Rama. Colouring activities were organized for Pre-Primary classes. Various competitions like Rangoli competition, Diya Decoration, Thali making and class decoration were organized. Coordinators of different wings asked the students to celebrate Diwali with more lightening and no crackers. Chairman of school Harpreet Singh Anand was also present on the occasion.
Humanity Public School celebrated Diwali with great enthusiasm. On the occasion special assembly was conducted in which students threw light on the importance of Diwali. Students attired as Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman were eye attraction of every one. Beautiful songs and dances performed by students electrified the atmosphere. Special Lakshmi Puja was performed in the assembly. An Inter house theme based organic Rangoli Making Competition was conducted in the premises. The first position was secured by Akash House and the participants were Samiksha, Muskan, Deepti and Ayushika, while the second position was secured by Trishool House and the participants were Vishali, Arushi and Priya. The third position was secured by Prithvi House and the participants were Vishali, Isha and Anshu. Principal of the school Gaurav Charak was also present on the occasion.
Diwali was celebrated at VM International School and Kidzee Playway School Ramgarh. The function started with a special assembly in which the counselor and faculty members gave demonstration regarding this occasion. The kids were also educated about the theme behind the celebration of this function. Students of different classes displayed their talents. The chief guest of the function Anu Gupta, Chairperson of VM International School Ramgarh and Counselor of the Institute Sukhjit Kour were also present on the occasion.
Sangram Sena organized a function at Orphanage Home, Ambphalla. Various items and crackers were distributed among the children. RK Sawan, Vice Chairman, JDA, Nisha Nathyal, SSP Traffic, Varun Jandial, SP City Jammu, RR Raina, President Sangram Sena, Capt RS Langeh, General Secretary, Pritam Sharma, President, Kranti Dal, Janak Singh, Bishan Singh, Rajinder Singh Jamwal and various others were present on the occasion.


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