The Grand Diwali Mela organised on the Lodha World School, Thane grounds focusing on the theme ‘Plastics Use Control’ on the 4th of November, heralded the festival of lights in the most jubilant and grand scale. The warm-up events, held before the Diwali vacation, involved parents and students enthusiastically participating in events like Dreamz Desert, Carve a Tale, Lantern Making, Collage Competition, Dadima Ki Kahaniyaan. The main event on Saturday evening was a star studded one with child artiste Saanavi Ajinkya Naik. What made the event remarkable was that it was an outcome of the collaborative effort of parents, teachers and children- each and every member putting his or her best foot forward and working together as one big family. The exhibits in the stalls and munches at the food counters attracted a huge crowd, but what stole the show was the outstanding performance of Mr. Rajkumar Bhaktiani, who is well known for being Amitabh Bachchan’s look-alike followed by the Lavni Dance performance. It was an evening to be remembered by all those who are associated with the school. The event was covered by the local media.
The PTA and students’ joint efforts for the Mela made it a grand success and paved the way for what we hope will become an annual ritual- a creative break from mundane studies and an opportunity for parents, students and teachers to work together on the same platform.