On January 13th, 2024, the Lohri and Makar Sankranti celebration at Sharda World School brought together students from different classes in an online platform, showcasing their creativity, cultural awareness, and teamwork. The events were designed to engage students in the festive spirit and promote cultural understanding.

The Lohri Platter Making activity for students in grades 3 to 5 aimed to instil the essence of the Lohri festival. Students were tasked with creating a traditional Lohri platter consisting of peanuts, popcorn, sesame seeds, jaggery, and rewari. The virtual event provided a platform for students to display their creativity and cultural affinity.

The Kite Making activity, organized for students in grades 6 to 9, celebrated the tradition of kite-flying during Makar Sankranti. Students designed and crafted unique kites using materials available at home. The event aimed to foster teamwork, creativity, and an understanding of the cultural significance of kite flying.

The Craft activity for pre-primary and primary students (Nursery to Class II)  was a delightful experience filled with creativity and joy. Children enthusiastically engaged in making traditional bonfire scenes using colored paper, glue, and craft sticks. The classroom buzzed with excitement as they added vibrant elements like groundnut peels capturing the essence of the festive celebration. This hands-on activity not only enhanced their fine motor skills but also fostered cultural awareness in a fun and engaging way. The students were also shown a video related to the festival .

Teachers provided a comprehensive explanation for each activity, delving into the cultural significance of the festivals, thereby enhancing the students' understanding and appreciation for the traditions associated with Lohri and Makar Sankranti.

The collective effort and active participation of students, parents and all teaching staffs made these online celebrations a resounding success. The school Principal Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari provided inspiration, guidance and unwavering support to make these activities successful.

After the classroom activities, the festival of Lohri and Makar Sankranti was celebrated with enthusiasm in the school premises. The entire community of teachers encircled the fire and danced together. Everyone enjoyed traditional sweets such as Revdi, Peanuts, Popcorn and Gajak. The C.E.O of the school, Mr. Prashant Gupta, School Manager, Mr. Gaurav Sonbhadra, and the Principal, Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari were also present on this occasion.