Mandatory Disclosure

Diwali Festival – Significance& Importance

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali is the day Lord Rama and his wife Sita Devi and brother Lakshmana return to their homeland after 14 years in exile. The villagers lit a path for Rama, who had defeated the demon king Ravana.After he slayed the demon, Krishna declared it a day of festivities. Diwali is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra. People in general, wear their finest clothes and worship the Goddess Lakshmi. People decorate their homes with diyas and beautiful rangolis, they buy jewellery and exchange gifts such as sweets and dried fruits and get together for family feasts and celebrations as well as burst crackers. Although Diwali brings light to many and is commemorated as one of India’s biggest national holidays, it brings along with it environmental pollution as well as littering. We as a society need to make a fix to littering and pollution we can make changes like this by burning less crackers or use the crackers that don’t let out as much smoke and should not be leaving anything on the ground and instead should use a trash can.Diwali is my favourite holiday and will always be because of getting to spend time with my family and burning crackers and overall having fun.

Inspiring VC
Aarush Kharbanda