Dynamite Diwali at GIS

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Garden International School staged yet another spectacular Diwali night as hundreds of guests came to celebrate this major Indian festival.

After a fantastic buffet dinner served up by Zaika Restaurant in Pattaya, more than 300 visitors watched a fireworks display and then sat down to enjoy some spectacular performances.

First up were Hansika and Jhanvi who performed a Rajastani folk dance, followed by a Nachle remix, put on by Apoorva, Gauri and Heta. Next came a performance by Lilly, Swamini and Tanya. IB students took to the stage for an energy-filled dance routine dubbed ‘Modern Mix Up: Thug Le’ that featured Arwut, Sopon, Maria, Sofia, Nan and Louis.

Following this, Harshita, Vidooshi and Anvita danced to ‘Gunguna Re’, then Abhigyan, Anushka, Jignil, Shilpi, Srishti, Yash and Arjit from Yrs 8 and 9 performed their own ‘Face Off’. To round off the evening, Parth, Harsha, Lalit and Azeez performed ‘Dancing Duos, followed by Yogesh and Heta setting the stage on fire with some eye-popping dance moves. The finale was left in the hands of the student band Hat-Trick (Rohit, Rain, Robert, Jiaxine, Ben B and Yogesh) who performed ‘Socha Hai’.

Some Yr 8 girls impressed the crowd with an energetic routine.Some Yr 8 girls impressed the crowd with an energetic routine.

The whole event was an incredible success and was brilliantly organised by the IB students, with help from Ms Morris, Mr Baker, Ms Lenz and John from MIS.

Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is a traditional Hindu festival that celebrates the time when the Indian sage Mahavira attained a state of nirvana.

The following companies generously sponsored the event: The Camel Pub, Kon Tong Grill (Tex-Mex), Aditya Birla Chemicals, Indorama Ventures, Lek Furniture Store and Dream Hygiene.

GIS Indian students put on great performances.GIS Indian students put on great performances.

A fireworks display got Diwali off to an explosive start.A fireworks display got Diwali off to an explosive start.

Another samosa, madam? IB students helped dish up the buffet.Another samosa, madam? IB students helped dish up the buffet.

School band ‘Hat Trick’ staged a special show for Diwali night.School band ‘Hat Trick’ staged a special show for Diwali night.