Celebrating the Festival of Lights

If there is one festival that is celebrated across the country, it is Diwali. The Festival of Lights, the only Indian/Hindu Festival to fall on a New Moon Day is celebrated in myriad ways across the country.

Though it is ideally a Hindu festival, it is celebrated by everyone. Often candles and electric lights replace the traditional diyas (earthen lamps) but the love and fervour for firecrackers and sweets is bound to bring everyone together.

As Diwali approaches, everyone seems to go into the festival mode and mood. We look forward to the sweets, the firecrackers, new/festive clothes, and above all the holidays that is a perfect occasion to visit friends and family.

At work, we too were going into that mode. So Diwali approached, we kept one day aside for celebrating Diwali.

The day arrived and we were all dressed in our festive best – the ladies in sarees and the gentlemen in kurtas that they team with jeans or a pair of pants. The festive dressing lend a grandeur to the celebrations.

Next, we decorated our office. We must say, we did it pretty well. Each desk was decorated. Ideas flowed in – each team had a unique idea of how to decorate the desks.

Yogita, Humza, Zahir, Avinash, and Subodh decorated their desks with handmade diyas, lampshades, and fire-crackers.

Abhilash, Sayali, Rajlaxmi, Monali, and Prajakta thought about the environment and made a good attempt to recycle items that were no longer in use as decorations.

Bhanu, Shubham, Blessy, Sakshi, Laxmi, and Bhushan went for a theme-based decoration that is fort as their Diwali decoration.

But what is Diwali without Rangoli, the art of making colourful patterns with colours. But we did it in a unique way. We made a rangoli with flowers and lighted diyas once done.

Laxmi led the way in making garlands and everybody had fun trying their hand at trying to thread a needle and making garlands.

We enjoyed the day and ended our celebrations with a photo session.

From us to you – wishing you all a very Happy Diwali!

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