Spring Daleans come forward to light up the Diwali celebrations of lesser children
In pursuance of the philanthropic ideals observed by their school, its founders and authorities, the students of Spring Dale Senior School took the initiative to light up the Diwali celebrations of their counterparts studying in some of the charitable schools in the city by exchanging gifts with them.
Consequently, little hands belonging to students from classes III to V were seen involved in a labour of love that motivated them to churn out beautiful ‘diyas’, which they gifted to their lesser counterparts studying in Citizens’ Forum Vidya Mandir, Maqboolpura, and Mission Deep Charitable School, on the occasion of Diwali.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the aim behind the initiative was to share the joys of Diwali with the students of these schools, who could ill-afford to buy costly decorations.
“Besides philanthropy, we also have ecological and financial concerns in mind. We want to convey the message that sans the pollution and waste expenditure on crackers and plastic lights, Diwali can be as joyous and prosperous as ever with the traditional ‘diyas’,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the visit to Citizens’ Forum Vidya Mandir, Maqboolpura, and Mission Deep Charitable School, was organized in continuation of the school’s philanthropic legacy bequeathed by the school’s founders late Dr Shivinder Singh Sandhu and Mrs Manveen Sandhu.
“Outreach programmes are not new to the school, but are organized regularly to enable the students understand the pain of the suffering humanity and be a part of the measures taken to alleviate their pain,” they said.
Spring Dale Senior School