On Wednesday 4 October, both Habs Girls’ and Habs Boys’ Hindu Societies joined forces for our 3rd annual Navratri Garba.

A traditional Indian folk dance, the Garba is an important part of Navaratri, a yearly Hindu festival. Taking place in a colourfully decorated Bourne Hall, the event was an incredible sight to see. With over 300 people dressed in vibrant chaniya cholis and kurtas, the evening kicked off with a teachers-only rendition of Be Taali.

Everyone soon joined in, before we heard from our very own Mrs Mistry and Dhol players for the Aarti. Students were then treated to mouth-watering Dabeli and Samosas. Finally, we rounded things off with Dandiya Raas and a tiring yet thrilling Ramjaniyu.

A huge thanks to the Sixth Form committee from both schools. Dr Krishnadasan, Mrs Mistry, Mrs Vekaria, Mrs Valambhia and Mrs Patel did a fantastic job organising the Garba. Special thanks must also go to Mr Verma for arranging the Dhol ensemble.