Deeparaya School Celebrations

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A powerpoint presentation that I prepared for the Malay and Tamil Department in conjunction with the Deeparaya celebrations during early 2007. There is also a short quiz sesson carried out. Kids had fun as there was also voice over done for the powerpoint. Glad to have shared this with the whole school.

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Deeparaya School Celebrations

  1. 1. Are you ready, kids?
  2. 3. Look, Patrick. Today is 14 th November. Temasek Primary School is having their Deeparaya Celebrations today. Oh, I almost forgot about it. Let’s go there now.
  3. 4. Temasek Primary School Along Bedok South Ave 3… Excuse me sir. Do you know how to get to Temasek Primary School? It’s just straight ahead.
  4. 5. Stop! Before you go any further, you have to answer two questions. Qn 1. When did Singaporean’s celebrate Deepavali this year? Qn 2. When did Singaporean’s celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year? Oh, no! We need help. Don’t worry. Students from Temasek Primary will help us. Answer: 21 st October Answer: 24 th October
  5. 6. Now, we have to be on our guard. Let’s head to the computer lab once we reach Temasek Primary. We can then download information on Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri from the internet. Phew! Those were difficult questions. I am sure Miss Nur Ain have prepared more difficult questions for us to answer.
  6. 7. In the Computer Lab… There are so many information on Deepavali and Hari Raya on the internet. What should we do? Let’s try to remember as much as we can.
  7. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepavali Prayers, religious rituals Observances Decorating homes with lights, gift-giving Celebrations October 21 2006 date New moon day of Kartika, although the celebrations begin two days prior and end two days after that date Date Celebrate life and strengthen relationships. To mark the triumph of good over evil. Significance Religious, Indian Type Religiously by Hindus and Sikhs. Other Indians celebrate the cultural aspects. Observed by Diwali Translation: Row of Lights, Festival of Lights Also called For Hindus, Diwali is not only a festival of lights but also a special occasion to worship Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Mahabali. Deepavali
  8. 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hari_raya_puasa Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace of congregation, fellowship, brotherhood and unity. Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking God for the help and strength that they believe He gave them throughout the fasting month to help them practise self-control. Eid ul-Adha, the other Islamic festival, which occurs approximately seventy days later Related to Paying of zakat (alms for the poor), prayer and asking for forgiveness. Observances Visiting relatives and friends, gift-giving, praying Celebrations 24 October 2006 date 1 Shawal Date Marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting Significance Islamic Type Muslims Observed by Eid, Eid ul-Fitr and Hari Raya Aidilfitri Translation: Feast of the breaking of the fast Also called Hari Raya Aidilfitri
  9. 10. Now the time has come for you to enter the Sponge Zone to answer 4 challenging questions. Aaaahhhh. Please spare our lives. Hopefully, students from Temasek Primary will help us.
  10. 11. SPONGE ZONE
  11. 12. Level 1 <ul><li>Why do Hindus celebrate Deepavali ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To mark the triumph of good over evil </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To mark the triumph of evil over good </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. SPONGE ZONE
  13. 14. Level 2 <ul><li>For how long do Muslims fast during Ramadhan? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>32 days </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 month </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. SPONGE ZONE
  15. 16. Level 3 <ul><li>What is the English translation of Deepavali? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Festival of lamps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Festival of lights </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. SPONGE ZONE
  17. 18. Level 4 <ul><li>What is this picture? </li></ul>
  18. 19. You managed to answer all the questions correctly. Now, you are free to go. Thank you. I am glad that I learnt something new today.

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