From September 26 to 29, the Aravali campus was abuzz with its first ever literary festival. Students were involved in various activities that happened simultaneously at different venues. Middle school had an Author’s Corner where young writers read out excerpts from their own work, signed copies and provided bytes for ‘reporters’. Children dressed as their favourite literary character and did a ‘ramp walk’ on the MBR stage and spoke about their choice. They came in droves to test their memory in a challenge to remember book titles. Senior school poets created spine poetry and racked their brains in a spelling bee with words taken from literature. For classes 6-12, there was lit to music and lit to art, where literary excerpts were interpreted to put up musical performances and create art work; Speakers’ Corner where there was reading out of excerpts, speeches and debates on literature; and performance poetry. Well-known personalities Sunetra Choudhury, Manjul Bajaj, Leela Gour Broome, Trivarna Hariharan and Sudha G Tilak were invited to interact with the students on the occasion. There was also a separate nerve centre of reporters created for the event and students flaunting the ‘reporter’ badge could be seen rushing from venue to venue to write news reports and capture the flavour with their camera lens. The Aravali Lit Fest is a student-initiative, conceptualised and driven by the Chief Editors and the members of the Editorial Board who also bring out the annual school magazine.