Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations at IHS

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In honour of Ganesh Chaturthi, Junior School students decided to stage their version of one of the classic tales on Ganesha. Traditionally, Ganesha wins a special delectable mango from Sage Narada by completing three circumambulations around his parents, Shiva and Parvati. In place of the mango, was a prized box of Chocos, which many of them admit they would gladly fight over on any day of the week. “I would too!” remarked Senior School teacher, Anand Gandhi, who played Lord Shiva and shares their passion for cereal and milk.

With less than a week to memorize lines, incorporate songs, and learn a short dance, the team working on the assembly was a bit nervous about the outcome. After the performance Vivegha, who played Muruga, revealed, “Azara woke me up in the middle of the night saying she was praying for it not to rain!” The setting was the Indian Courtyard in Gnana Shala which is open to the elements, and it had been raining for two days prior.  In the end, after a bit of early morning drizzles, the bright blue sky cleared up and all were sporting wide grins and relieved sighs.

The spoof was a hit and kept the audience laughing for the entire duration of the assembly.  It began with a brief acknowledgement that it also happened to be Michael Jackson’s birthday and he also found ways to link himself to Ganesha through the story. Students were happy that their hard work paid off and enjoyed yummy bowls of Chocos to celebrate!