The Goenkan fields echoed with celebration of the harvest festival, Lohri that marks the end of long winter nights and signifies the return of bright sunny days. The big bonfire lit in the middle of the field excited the Middle Wing children all along. They all sat around it with lots of curiosity and fervour. Prior to this the children were briefed about the harvest festivals. They were explained the importance of Lohri and through it how we express our gratitude towards mother earth for good crops by lighting a bonfire, offering groundnuts and popcorns and dancing around in merriment.
All the classes queued up turn wise to dance and were delighted to experience the celebrations associated with Lohri around the bonfire. Loads of traditional songs were played as the children danced enthusiastically to its tunes. They learnt all about the festival by actively participating in the celebrations themselves!