Diwali 2020 was celebrated virtually in LIBA, initiated by Father Director. The theme was Sparkling Lives. It was an exciting experience with faculty and staff gathered in LIBA auditorium with social distancing to witness the events and students connected virtually through WebEx.
Father director gave the inaugural address to kickstart the virtual celebrations. Marina D’cruz & Mayur Ignatius gave the Student Representative Speech. It was followed by the Diwali Patakha competition, based on prerecorded videos in traditional outfit and question-answer round. Madonna Jephi J from F20 and Ashwin V from F20 were winners. Shreya Pandey from F19 and Vishnu Priyan B from F20 were runners of the competition.
Both F19 and F20 students gave performances in the group dance, group singing, and drama with amazing enthusiasm and creativity. It was then followed by the One-minute Talent competition based on prerecorded 1-minute video of their talents and question-answer round. Cassandra DSouza, Jawahar Jayakumar, and Sai Prasanna R secured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively. Then we had a fun quiz game for students, which had riddles, audio-visual questions, and questions related to Diwali. In the end, the celebration was closed by the Safe Diwali Pledge in which students promoted safe and green Diwali by holding diya’s in hands and planting saplings. The celebrations concluded with dinner in Magis canteen at LIBA.