Canadian International School Celebrates Festival of Lights
Veena D Souza | 31 Oct 2010

Students from 34 nationalities performs multi - faceted program at CIS Campus

Diwali, “the Festival of Lights” is one of the most important and colourful festivals celebrated with much fanfare, traditional good will and rituals across the country. Diwali is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. As part of the Diwali celebration, Canadian International School Bangalore, initiated a multi - faceted program in the school premises. Students from 34 nationalities across the globe celebrated the festival of Diwali in all its traditional fervour with jubilation and enthusiasm at the school campus. The program themed as “ Deep Jale “ was kicked off by lighting of the lamp followed by various colourful programme like Fashion show, Skit, Dance, National Anthem, Antakshari, Religious programs and many more cultural activities. Such activities go a long way in enhancing the social and cultural development of the community in multi racial, multi lingual and multi cultural environment.

Diwali gives an opportunity to people of different faith and communities to come together and live in a spirit of communal harmony. Cultural activities in schools can help students appreciate the richness and diversity of our culture, as well as enduring relevance of our age old values of truth, tolerance and respect for all. “We at CIS are very happy to celebrate Diwali with our students of diverse culture. We hope this festival of lights brightens each & every student’s life and they shine bright wherever they go. CIS celebrates various festivals of our culture and every care is taken to provide joyous and festive moods to various celebrations. The climaxes are Universal brotherhood and Unity in Diversity. Religion is not differential; it is a Unifying cord, a reason for celebration says Ms Shweta Sastri, Executive Director, Canadian International School”.


About Canadian International School

CIS is a culturally-rich mosaic serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community. CIS has continued to deliver a very high standard of education with an array of subject choices and activities tailored to students’ interests, allied with a very high level of care in a warm, friendly and non-threatening environment. It follows three internationally recognized curricula (IB, IGCSE and Ontario) and employs a majority of foreign trained and experienced teachers.

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