Indpendence Day, Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas and Pongal were celebrated in a grand manner during the academic year 2022-2023.
Independence Day was celebrated on 12th August 2022. The theme announced by the Government of India “Har Ghar Tiranga" was adopted by the families of MNC. The National Flag was hoisted at the centre and the parents were requested to place a small flag in a pole in their houses. The children made charts and small national flags which was distributed to be pinned on their dresses. Stories about freedom fighters were told and songs patriotic songs were sung by the teachers.
Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated on 18th of August 2022. The highlight of the programme was the children’s action song dressed up as either Krishna or Radha. After the performance of the children refreshments were distributed to all.
Vinayaka Chaturthi was celebrated on the 30th of August 2022. Every festival has a connection with the child in MNC. In case of Vinayaka Chaturthi, we decided to connect the child with the festival through a model of Vinayaka which can improve both their gross motor and fine motor skills. EIC children did the model in Wheat flour+salt+food colour, whereas the children of Jivikam made the models in Clay. The mesmerizing models of lord Vinayaka caught the attention of all.
Diwali was celebrated on 21st October 2022. The fancy dress competition was the highlight of Diwali. The children were dressed as Krishna, Radha, King and others characters. Every child was declared a winner. Sweets were distributed to all and a symbolic earthen lamp was lit by every parent and teacher and left on the front yard of the school.
Santa visited us on 23rd December 2022 before the Christmas holidays. It was fun and frolic all the way. Children of MNC enacted the birth of Jesus dressed up aptly for the occasion. The baby in the manger and the kings with the presents for baby Jesus was so real that it took everyone by surprise. Santa came with lots of presents for both the children and the mothers and the joy on the faces of the children was a sight to see. We had a big Christmas tree decorated and lit up by the mothers. Festivals like this bring out the best in the mothers and gives them confidence. The planning of the skit, the preparation of the dresses, tutoring the children, and the rehearsals spread comradeship and love among all at the centre.
Pongal arrived on 15th January 2023. There was the Rangoli comptetion for the parents and Pongal was cooked in the traditional way in a big pot. Sugarcanes adorned the front door and the mothers took part in the Rangoli competition. Everyone was dressed up and songs were sung. Pongal was distributed to all gathered and everyone had fun eating the tasty pongal.