Colour The Sky- Kite Festival 2020 at St Joseph’s School CBSE
Bengaluru: St. Joseph’s School CBSE, Bengaluru organized ‘Colour the Sky’- Kite Festival 2020, to celebrate the harvest festival, Makar Sankranti, at the school campus on January 14, 2020. Rev. Fr Leo Pereira SJ, the Rector, St Joseph’s Indian Institutions, presided over the event in the presence of the dignitaries, Rev. Fr Rohan D’Almeida SJ, the Principal, Rev. Fr Balaraju SJ, the Vice Principal, Ms. Sherly Wilfred, the Academic Advisor, Fr Deepak, Fr Felix, Santhosh Kumar, Leslie and Mr. Kamal G, the Vice President of the PTA.
The event was organized on the school ground which was well decorated with multiple kites all over the walls and windows; a traditional set up of sugarcane stalks & pongal pot added to the charm. The programme commenced with a prayer followed by a brief explanation about the Makar Sankranti and the significance of flying kite during this festival.
Parents of the students were invited and encouraged to fly kites during the kite festival. Colourful kites adorned the sky. Students had a great fun at the festival as each & every student participated in the kite festival. Students from preprimary to Class-3 took part in various fun-filled activities such as collage on kite cut-outs, decorate the pongal pot craft, decorate a kite, kite making, etc which were pertinent to the festival; students from Class-4 to 10 flew kites.
Colour the Sky was a visual treat as the entire campus and the sky was vibrant with various colorful crafts and many kites respectively. The parents, staff and students had a great time at the kite festival and were very appreciative of the event.
Here is what a few students, parents and staff had to say about the Kite Festival: “The thought of flying kites calms my mind; it was one of the best organized events of the school” -Anton Charanghat, Class-6 ‘A’; “I was very happy today and enjoyed flying the kite with my friends; it was a great day indeed” -Kaneez Fathima, Class-7 ‘A’; “My friends and I worked as a team and finally succeeded in flying the kites and it was a lot of fun.” -Aschelle Tricia Rodrigues, Class-5 ‘A’;
“It was a wonderful event with lots of activities; we parents enjoyed flying kites while children enjoyed participating in kite flying, decorating pots and so on”- Mrs Carmel Leena, Parent of Nishanth Justin, Class-10 ‘A’; “It was a delightful experience for the students to have colourful activities using their creativity by decorating the pots, kites and flying kites on this occasion of joy”- Mrs Helen, Parent of Zebulun Dass, Class-1 ‘A’; “Kite festival is celebrated with lots of joy by everyone. It is a pleasure to see the colourful kites flying high in the sky. Students and parents took part in Colour the Sky with great enthusiasm”- Ms. Veena Fernandes, Teacher