“Lohri bonfire burns away all sadness and brings warmth, joy, happiness, and love into our lives.”
Lohri is an extremely popular festival celebrated in north of India. The harvest season marks the end of chilling winters and is celebrated as Bihu and Pongal in other parts of the country.
Students were apprised about the joyous festival of Lohri through a presentation virtually using the online mode on Friday, 13th January 2023. The presentation enlightened everyone about the legend behind Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Bihu, the way they are celebrated in India and their significance. The symbolic bonfire and distribution of popcorn, peanuts and sesame candies as Prasad was also portrayed and explained. Students from different classes participated in presenting virtual messages to each other and sang Lohri songs.
While the students danced on Bhangra and dhol beats at home, the teachers enjoyed tapping their feet and singing punjabi songs at school. The pious bonfire was lit marking the end of winter chill and spreading the warmth of joy and happiness all around. The school environs were sparkling with the bright smiles and hearty prayers of having a fruitful new year ahead.