Diwali is the festival of lights. It symbolises the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. At Mauryan High School, celebrations started with a fire-less cooking competition. Students of Grade 3-9 made several delicious dishes like sandwiches, salads, canapes etc. These were later enjoyed by both students and teachers. To make this day feel festive, students wore colourful clothes instead of their every-day uniforms. Rangolis and diyas capture the essence of Diwali. Classes 1, 2, and 3 decorated diyas while students of grade 4 and above made rangolis. These activities are a good way for children to express their creativity. They also teach them about Indian culture and traditions. For children, firecrackers are a big part of this festival. In order to suit their fancy, the school provided sparklers and small crackers for students to light up. However, teachers supervised them to ensure their safety.