Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India with people meeting their near and dear ones, exchanging pleasantries, sweets, lighting candles and putting lights in their home and office. People also enjoy indulging in their favorite past time of bursting numerous crackers.
Diwali without crackers? Irresistible Life Story App. Unbelievable. Unimaginable. Dull and boring indeed. Diwali without crackers meant Diwali without fun and frolic. Diwali without any excitement. Diwali without any festive sentiment.
This is what I felt when i first heard about Supreme Court’s announcement on banning crackers in Delhi and Northern Capital Region area on account of high levels of pollution experienced in the last few years.
Since time immemorial, buying variety of crackers worth thousands of rupees and lighting them on Diwali has been like a must to be followed ritual, a fervent tradition thus making Diwali an event most looked forward to every year. To add to our nation’s obsession, it seemed to be catching attention and fascination of people of various age groups along with an element of curiosity for growing children.
Lighting crackers is synonymous to being considered auspicious, a positive emotion in our Society. These colorful and glamorous crackers are not just used during Diwali in India but also on all major festivals and celebrations. These could be New Year Celebrations, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Ganpati Festival, Durga Puja, India winning Cricket match, Weddings, Baby shower and so on. In short, we as Indians just need a reason to light crackers all the time and celebrate the occasion with pomp and show.
Like many of my friends, relatives and colleagues, I too felt Diwali will be very boring this time deprived of the essential fun element. However, I had to change my prospective when the actual Diwali day approached. To my surprise, I didn’t miss bursting crackers at all as the day progressed.
As always, my entire family had gathered momentum with cleaning rituals. Cleaning of house and household objects was completed a day in advance. Finally, on Diwali day, we all gathered at our parent’s place. My family enjoyed munching on sumptuous eatables right from early morning. These included sweets, dry fruits and numerous tempting delicacies adding the unwanted calories. Greetings and reciprocation on phone calls, text messages, whats app were followed by visiting our neighbors and family friends.
This time, surprisingly, unlike previous Diwali days, we had few hours on account of ban. Next, we wondered what do we do and how do we utilize this idle time constructively?
Celebrating Diwali with not so privileged class of society by making this festival special and memorable for them. So, I along with my family decided to visit a near by school run by a Non-Governmental Organization and then went to an Orphanage. We got few gifts for the children on our way to School and Orphanage. We interacted with the little ones and distributed cookies, sweets and cakes to every child. We really enjoyed talking to them and knowing their future goals. It was a pleasant moment and a very satisfying experience. Innovative packaging is an effective tool that FMCG businesses can use to give their brands that all-important competitive edge. Products with outstanding shelf appeal have a greater chance of attracting the attention of consumers and encouraging them to make the decision to buy.
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