St. Xavier’s International School, Patiala celebrated Lohri with exuberance and fanfare on the premises of the school to enliven the spirit of brotherhood and and convey the message of popular belief and legends.
The mood on the campus was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. Students showcased their talent in various activities. The celebrations began with a speech delivered by Deepika Singh of Class VI Roses highlighting the importance of the festival. The girls from Class VIII stole the show by performing traditional “Sammi” . Asif Ali of Class VIII Roses told about the significance of Lohri and the folk lore of Dulha Bhatti behind it.
Director Gurpreet Kaur Dhaliwal and Manjeet Waraich, the Principal of the school lit the holy bonfire. Students had a gala time as they danced around the bonfire and offered their prayers . They offered groundnuts, rewri and gachak to the god of fire and enjoyed the festival by singing and dancing on the songs in praise of “Dulha Bhatti”. Groundnuts, rewri and gachak were distributed among the students.
Principal Manjit Waraich greeted students and wished them success, good health and prosperous future. She emphasized that Lohri festival prompts people to be thankful for God’s gifts to us and encouraged the students to keep these traditions and rich culture of our country alive by actively participating in every festival with full zeal and enthusiasm. Top of Form