‘Deepawali’, the festival of lights, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India and in some other parts of the world. This festival is associated with many lore and legends. It marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and the homecoming of Lord Rama after an exile of 14 years. As a matter of fact, this festival is the symbol of victory of the forces of virtue over evil.

The festival wears a lovely look. Everyone is well-dressed, high-spirited, and mirthful. We celebrate the day in the most enthusiastic manner. At night, we decorated our campus with lights, diyas, candles, and tube lights. I was in the decorating team and very much involved in the task. The trainees of Magic Bus supported a lot, especially in making the celebration colorful and memorable. It was so unique as everyone got a chance to light one lamp. The sad thing was that my friends and I didn’t get a chance to blast the crackers because the community members didn’t desire to pollute the environment. However, I was happy because I became a person who protects nature. On the other end, I was disappointed. On this Diwali, I learned a new lesson that celebration is not only blasting crackers or enjoying all alone, it’s enjoying together as one family.