With Diwali just few hours away and kids around the nation are in full spirits, planning their own ways of celebrating the festival of lights, we just received our first ‘n’ fresh report, a colorful one in fact, from our even colorful little young children of Akal Academy at village Phaphre Bhai Ke.
Today, in an ongoing exclusive Diwali-Fun-Filled Competition event, being organized at the Academy Campus, little rural artists are Painting Diyas with wonderful colors; some of the kids are decorating Diyas with gold and silver glitter paper – as a special version they plan to gift to their teachers.
The colorful ones would be receiving their spark on the eve of Diwali, as the students with their teacher plan to beautify the campus, aligning these Diyas in several creative patterns and color combinations – as a symbol of oneness in diversity and inter-faith harmony to represent and spread the message of spiritual brotherhood & peace as proclaimed in Sikh-Faith & followed across all 129 Akal Academies.
Similar preparations and celebrations are on their way across all Academies that are spread across 6450 villages on Punjab, Haryana, UP & Rajasthan, where children of all faith learn to come together to make this world a more lovable, peaceful & graceful place for Human Race.
Did you know that 60000+ rural students, studying across all All Akal academies in all villages have favoured to not use any form of crackers this Diwali, but instead celebrate a colorful Diya-Candle lit Diwali this season!
~ Ramandeep Singh
~ New Delhi, 2nd Nov ’13
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