Make this Diwali Special With People in Need
Months of October and November are the most crucial months of festive celebrations in India. It is the time when festivals like Diwali and Navratri are celebrated with much pomp and show all over the Indian subcontinent. Diwali is a Hindu festival is celebrated by all, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, age, etc. New articles and clothes are purchased, homes whitewashed, people begin all their auspicious tasks from this festival as it is believed that they shall prosper from that day itself. According to Hindu mythology, goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity is praised on the occasion of Diwali and it is believed that businesses started from this day shall bloom forever. This is why people postpone their business opportunities to start them on the occasion of Diwali.
But what is the real meaning of Diwali if there are still some people dying of hunger every day. They even do not have enough money to manage two meals of the day. I personally feel that as aware citizens of India or rather as human beings, we must help those who are in need of them the most. It gives immense happiness in helping the needy and to see a smile on their face. We must acknowledge that god has already given us more than we actually need. It is, therefore, our responsibility to share whatever little we can with those who lack basic necessities of life. Remember, it may be a little from your side but it will make a huge difference in theirs. Do not hesitate in making them feel special and they will treasure this experience for life.
You don’t have to do a lot; a small effort from your side is capable of making them happy instantly. Buy some clothes for them or carry sweets with you. You can either visit an NGO, an orphanage, foster homes or old age homes to spend some time with them. They will value your visit like anything and you will feel the love that you cannot describe in words. These people are abandoned by their families and long for their loved ones to visit them. Your presence will bring new hope in them that somewhere someone really cares for them so what if their family has abandoned them.
Celebrate this Diwali like never before celebrating it with the people who cannot afford to buy clothes or manage meals of the day and see how happy they become. And we all know that happiness is contagious, therefore you too will become happy being their reason for happiness.