Sunday, November 3, 2013


Greetings on Diwali (November 3, 2013), the festival of lights and harmony. Diwali is an undeclared national festival of India and rightly so. Many of us celebrate Diwali from a religious perspective but the society at large celebrates Diwali as a matter of festivity and fun. I belong to the latter chunk of the society. Life is increasingly becoming difficult and tension ridden. We must explore and identify more avenues of joy and happiness. I subscribe to Diwali from this point of view.

Generally, we in the family don’t do many rituals. Nevertheless, we celebrated Diwali by exchanging greetings with my brothers, sisters and some close relations and friends and also with my colleagues at Jalandhar School of Careers & Opportunities. We got together at Silver Residency Apartments, our residential complex, and celebrated Diwali on November 2. It was great fun. We danced with our partners and children. There was a well controlled fire-work followed by a simple but good dinner. I feel that everybody enjoyed in good spirit of oneness and fellowship.

May Diwali bring us peace and harmony and we look for more and more such occasions where we may find more opportunities to create and generate further happiness.


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