This week, as in years past, the St. Thomas’s community celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights! This year, however, the celebration was even more special with lights adorning the whole Chapel space and special decorations loaned by Bindu Lal P ’20,’22 for the occasion. The students absolutely loved how different the space felt with low lights and candles!
On Monday, Bindu treated the community to a lesson on modern Diwali celebrations and a poem by Rabindranath Tagore. On Thursday, Ms. Nichols wowed with a Kuchipudi dance. On the intervening days, Chaplain Eric read and discussed a story about the religious mythology of good over evil and light over darkness that is central to Diwali celebrations. The students were reminded of the wonderful examples of kindness, goodness and courage that come through this story!
Click below to see video of the Kuchipudi dance.