SANTA IN UDAAN
The arrival of the month of December reminds us of two occasions – the first is Christmas which is followed by the New Year celebrations. Christmas marks the birth of Lord Jesus Christ and is a religious and cultural festival celebrated worldwide not only by Christians but by people of all religions. People brightly light up their homes and churches symbolising Christ who triumphed over the darkness of sin and spread light in the world. Popular customs include decorating Christmas trees, attending church, exchanging gifts, sharing meals with family and friends and of course waiting for Santa Claus to arrive with his bag of gifts.
Udaan celebrated Christmas with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Children with help from the teachers made beautiful Christmas and New Year cards and also decorated the Christmas tree as well as the classrooms with bells, stars, balloons, streamers, etc. They were both surprised and excited as Santa entered the classroom in tune with the song “jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…..” The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was amply visible on the faces of the children when Santa moved around distributing presents to them. Wishes of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year were exchanged and it was a fun filled experience altogether.