New Delhi: Diwali in India is one of the celebrated festivals of Hindus which is celebrated as a sign of “Truth above Evil”.
It is said that Lord Rama, after killing Raavana when returned to his home, people decorated Ayodhya full of ‘Dias’ and welcomed Lord Rama and Seeta.
Since that day, Diwali is celebrated every year in the beginning of winter season in India.
Every Diwali, people use to enjoy a one day vacation lighting crackers and lights everywhere.
Supreme Court this year due to heavily increasing pollution, permitted crackers to be burnt in Delhi only for 2 hours on Diwali that is from 8 Pm to 10 Pm.
Ten News today asked delhitees about their opinion for ‘How Diwali should be celebrated this year?’.
Responding to which, delhitees had very positive amswers.
Keeping Delhi’s pollution in mind, everyone had a thought of avoiding crackers on Diwali.
“Diwali is meant to be celebrated with happiness and not with pollution. People this year should purchase gifts for people rather then crackers and distribute gifts among children who due to being poor can’t celebrate Diwali. Spreading a smile is much more satisfactory then burning crackers and spreading diseases.”
Diwali is actually a 5 day festival, celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. Just as Christians regard Christmas as a special and important holiday, Diwali is a festival that has as much meaning for Hindus. Aside from Hinduism, other religions that celebrate this festival are Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
So this festive, Let’s pledge to celebrate a happy and pollution-free Diwali.