News Celebrating Diwali 09.11.2023
On Thursday, Sixth Form students Antara, Millan and Anika led a special Middle School assembly on Diwali, covering its customs, traditions, and varied celebrations across different religions.
The trio began with a brief history of Diwali, emphasising its roots in ancient Indian mythology and its universal message of light triumphing over darkness. They explained the distinctions between Hindu and Sikh celebrations, highlighting that Hindu Diwali finds inspiration in Lord Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana, while Sikh Diwali traces back to the release of Guru Hargobind and 52 other prisoners from Emperor Jahangir in 1619.
The students then explored the elaborate and intricate art of rangoli, before delving into the delectable world of mithai (sweets). They then explained significance of diyas in Diwali celebrations; symbolising the dispelling the darkness and embracing light and positivity. The assembly concluded with a Q&A session, during which Antara, Millan and Anika shared photos of themselves celebrating Diwali throughout the years.
Thank you to Antara, Millan and Anika for such an informative and culturally rich assembly.