The Diwali celebration on October 24, was a grand affair at the Samtse College of Education. The Lhotsam students in collaboration with a Pandit performed an Arti (puja) and Bhajan (devotional songs) sessions.
At 5.30 pm in the college mess which had been converted into a glamorous celebratory hall decorated with balloons, fairy lights, dazzling tinsels hanging from the ceiling and lit candles, the President accompanied by the lecturers and other staff and students of the college gathered for the evening program. Tea, sel-rotis and curry made of chickpeas were served. A variety of dances, by the various classes, were performed by dancers in bright, colourful dresses. The celebration came to an end serving a vegetarian dinner to all staff and students.
According to the organizers, they had spent almost a week in preparation for the festival of lights. Pratika Pradhan of PGDE C informed that this year, the bhajan (devotional songs) was live, with students singing and playing the instruments, unlike in past celebrations.
Diwali symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
Yeshey Selden, MEd Year I