With Christmas just round the corner, preparations are in full swing all around the world, everyone has a special plan for Christmas, trying to celebrate it differently from their last year. Christmas, which falls on 25 December every year is one of the most celebrated festival. It is said to be a festival of joy and happiness. It is believed that Jesus Christ was born on this day.
It is also famous amongst children for a name associated with it i.e. 'Santa Claus,' who everyone thinks is a person said to bring gifts to children on the Christmas eve. People dress up like Santa or wear his hat to mark this special occasion of Christmas.
Christmas is a festival of gifts, celebrations and parties, but the 'Canadian International School' has planned it in a different manner, celebrating it for humanity and mankind. Their students, teacher and staff of CIS community are in a drive to collect food, stationery, clothes and funds for the less fortunate - organizations like Indira Gandhi International Academy for Sri Lankan refugee children, Chaitanya Public School and St.Paul's orphanage.
As part of Christmas celebrations, the CIS was beautifully decorated, giving a festive feeling with the happy sound of bells, lights sparkling everywhere and hymns of joy and peace. The classrooms were decorated with Christmas festoons, hand-made cards, snowflakes and Christmas Trees. Santa distributed gifts and candies to the children letting them enjoy the Christmas to its fullest.
Ms. Shweta Sastri, Executive Director, Canadian International School on this occasion said, “What could be better than celebrating Christmas and sharing smiles with less fortunate members of our society who lack the comforts of life, unlike most of us who celebrate the day with loads of goodies, new clothes and gifts to flaunt.”
The money and donations raised will be used to fund the necessities of the poor children.