17th March 2014
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The colours of spring were celebrated with utmost joy and abandon by the children, didis and the staff at Auromirra. Trust the children to show how little it takes to shed your inhibitions, reservations and differences and enjoy a festival that also signifies mending broken relationships. So play and laugh, forget and forgive, it was on 17th March at the school grounds, in the blessed company of nature.
Harvinder didi spoke to the children about holi, beginning with the myth behind it, i.e. the story of Holika. She dwelled on the significance of the festival, speaking about the victory over evil and celebrating love and friendship. This was followed by the didis putting teekha of the holi colour on each child and delighting them with a shower of flower petals.
Children then went around smearing colours on friends and didis, happily but gently. Holi songs were played and everyone danced, holding hands to form big circles, as more and more joined in, in harmonious rhythm to the beats. The youngest brood of the school, the nursery group, though they were spared the colours, had a holi-some time of their own! They splashed around in a pool of water, delighting in the play and cooling down on a warm day under the watchful, tender eyes of their didis.