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Children across region celebrate Christmas

Children across region celebrate Christmas

Doon Public School, Hoshiarpur

Tiny tots celebrated Christmas with great vitality. Junior Doonites were arrayed in red and white (Santa’s favourite colours) and clicked images by performing art and craft activity of Christmas tree. Senior Doonites took part in painting, card-making activities. Doonites also vocalised mellifluous carols and danced gloriously on the special occasion.  The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was evident on the faces of all children.

Delhi Public School, Chandigarh

The Library Department celebrated Christmas virtually. Students from different classes enjoyed the activities like Christmas character face mask making, Christmas headbands and carol singing conducted by librarians. Students promised to read a book of their choice during this festive period. To spread the magic of love, joy and cheer, tiny tots celebrated Christmas with enthusiasm. Children came dressed in red, white and green and sang Christmas carols and enjoyed playing fun games. Santa Claus surprised the children by visiting them virtually and sending them fun emojis as gifts.

Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore

The school celebrated Christmas online, truly in the Yuletide spirit. Students were oriented about the background of the celebration and the story of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ was shown along with nativity scene. Celebrations began a week before the eve wherein Shemstars started decorating small Christmas trees with their self-made ornaments and buntings. Kindergarten students learnt to make stars with ice cream sticks. For paper craft activity, students from other classes made Christmas trees and Santas. They also prepared Christmas and New Year cards to wish season’s greetings to all their dear ones. A special assembly was conducted in which students recited poems, danced and shared their views about the festival. It was heartening to hear Shemstars singing together 'Jingle bells' in the assembly.

Amity International School, Mohali

Soaking in the spirit of Christmas, young Amitians presented cultural extravaganza and exhibited the real spirit of the festival on a virtual platform. Our artistic students enthralled the virtual platform by enacting the Christmas story with enthusiasm, which was followed by a fancy-dress show, where our tiny tots dressed up as various characters from ‘The Bible’ and won the hearts of the entire Amity family. The spirit of festivity reached to a greater height when the students sung Christmas Carols. Amitians set the virtual stage on fire by dancing on the tunes of ‘Wish you a merry Christmas song’. The children spread cheer with their brilliant acting skills, smiles and lovely attire. Students of the Middle wing grace very strong messages on positivity and empathy through self-composed poems. They also enacted a small skit virtually to convey the real meaning of the festival in today’s times. Principal Urvashi Kakkar expressed her delight on seeing such enthusiasm in the children. She enlightened students to follow the path of brotherhood and humanity to maintain global peace, progress and prosperity. The program concluded on a joyful note with the festive spirit and invincible excitement among the students.

Guru Harkishan Public School, Dera Bassi

The school celebrated Christmas with fervour through Google meet. The programme began with mool Mantra. Preeti Sharma, teacher of the junior wing, started the programme by introducing a lesson on the life of Jesus to children. Students of Class V presented poems and dance. Music teacher Gurpreet Kaur recited a song with children. Kajal Dhiman, a teacher of the senior wing, gave a lecture on the history of the life of Jesus. Students of classes VI to XII presented beautiful poems and songs. Principal Charanpreet Kaur narrated the inspiring episodes from the life of Jesus and greeted everyone.

Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Ambala

The school celebrated Christmas in the school auditorium. The entire school was filled with positive Vibes of Christmas carols. Students decorated the display board with Christmas theme. A Christmas tree was decorated with bells, lights and gifts. Then the cultural programme started with a beautiful dance performance which was performed by Anushka, Ritika, Avni and Samridhi. Then next item was a play on mothers which was performed by Kirandeep, Chetna, Neha, Poonam, Nandini and Rubal. This play conveyed the importance of mothers in our lives. Then Amanpreet Kaur narrated a story based on Chaar sahibzaade since the same month and time was going on when they got martyred for the sake of goodness and humanity. Principal Divya Bhasin and Chairman Aashutosh Gaur wished all staff members and children a very Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.

OPS Vidya Mandir, Ambala

Students and teachers took the initiative to usher in the spirit of joy and merriment at Christmas and celebrated this day with grandeur depicting the true essence of love, joy and peace. Inspite of the prevalent pandemic, learning and fun has never stopped at the school. The festivities started a week ago when the whole school was decorated in the colour and theme of Christmas. A plethora of activities like gift wrapping, making buntings, decoration of Christmas tree, candles, skits presentation etc were conducted for students Teachers put up a splendid show for all students who joined their teachers in the virtual Christmas party. Children enjoyed a lot with fun-filled games. Amidst this mesmerising celebrations, Santa’s arrival with jingling bells followed by melodious carols and hands up in the air cheered the souls of the students and made the celebration truly grand. Principal Neelam Sharma appreciated the efforts of students and motivated everyone to follow the spirit of Christmas and wished merry Christmas to one and all.

St Teresa Convent School, Panchkula

The school celebrated Christmas as much more than a day for opening hearts to holiness and godliness. Students gave a benevolent touch to the entire celebration by exhibiting their talent through poems, drawing skills and other activities conducted during virtual classes. They emphasised the importance of caring and sharing and spreading goodness all around. The children were told about the birth of Lord Jesus and the legends of Santa Claus. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was amply visible on the faces of the children.

St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

The school celebrated its first virtual Christmas celebrations in a unique way. The boundless joy of celebrating this festival was quite evident on the faces of each child. Josephians had great fun in their respective classes. The pinnacle of talent was a treat to watch. The students decorated the Christmas tree with bells, streamers, stockings, stars and shining lights. In Kindergarten block, coordinator Shimmi Jassal welcomed and apprised tiny tots about Jesus Christ and the significance of Christmas. The educators sang carols followed by a group dance performance. The story of the nativity was narrated to students and they were motivated to become good and kind human beings.  Students of Primary –I were dressed in red and white and sang melodious carols. Teachers explained the significance of the festival to the students through the Christmas story and inspired them to help and support the needy and spread the feeling of joy and happiness. It was amazing how melodiously the Primary II students sang Christmas carols, narrated stories about the birth of Baby Jesus. Some dressed as Santa delivering a message of peace and harmony around the world touched every ones’ heart.  Students tapped their feet and danced gracefully on the beat of Christmas songs. Principal Monica Chawla congratulated the Josephians and appreciated the efforts of students and encouraged them to experience the power of sharing and helping others.

KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Chandigarh

As many as 600 tiny tots from classes III to VII virtually celebrated Christmas with enthusiasm. The virtual classrooms were decorated with bells stars, streamers and everybody was dressed in red and white attire. Teachers showed PPTs on the birth story of Lord Jesus. They showed stories of Santa Claus and others animated with moral values. The significance of the festival was explained to the students through these stories. Different games were played, quiz on Christmas, tongue twisters, fun-based activity ‘who puts the cookie first’ was played. Students made beautiful cards posters and decorative material for Christmas and sang melodious carols and danced to wish their teachers and classmates. The entire celebration was filled with the positive vibrations of Christmas carols. To inculcate the spirit of sharing, students distributed a small Christmas gift to underprivileged people. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was visible on the faces of all students. The Principal appreciated the hard work, energy, and the new innovative ways put in by the staff and the students to make this virtual celebration a great success.

Indian Public School, Ambala

Students celebrated Christmas with enthusiasm. Santas of IPS were seen dressed in beautiful Christmas attires reverberating with the melody of Christmas carols highlighting the spirit of Christmas. Students in colourful dresses and big smiles added grace to the celebration. Webinars were conducted to give a deep insight to the festival. Several activities such as decorating Christmas trees and stockings, making Christmas cards, snowman, wreath, candle decoration and handcrafted bells were organised. Students showcased their creativity by writing letters to Santa, showing gratitude, compassion, empathy and love for others. Chairman Rajnish Kumar Jain and Director, Vasudha Jain gave the message of being joyous.

DAV Public School, Ambala Cantt

The school celebrated Christmas with fervour and enthusiasm. The entire school vibrated with the echoes of Christmas carols through a special virtual assembly conducted by the junior wing. The students reminded everyone about the birth of Lord Jesus and the legend of Santa Claus through their heart-touching songs, dance performances. The spirit of giving and sharing was inculcated and motivated by Chairperson Ashwin Sareen and Director Shivani Sareen. Principal Dr Seema Dutt inspired students to cherish peace, goodwill and to be plenteous in mercy.

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