We the team of YSP celebrated its first Diwali at Vardaan Senior Citizen Old Age Home with their children and senior citizens in Malviya Nagar. Diwali is probably the most popular and well known of all Indian festivals. With different styles of celebration, rituals and traditions in different parts of India, this festival is well loved and welcomed in every Indian home. And every home is happy for Diwali. But Diwali is more about the spirit of giving than receiving. There are lots of families who would love to celebrate Diwali the way we do in our homes. But they are helpless and they need someone like us to make this day special for them. By organizing the Diwali event, we just try to make some difference in their life. Living up to the true spirit of Diwali festival, YSP visited the Vardaan Hospital to celebrate its first Diwali in the Hospital Premises with the needy one. The celebrations include Rangoli making, candle lighting, singing and dancing, blanket distribution, dinner and many more fun activities.
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On 10th November 2015, the team of Youth Services for Peace celebrated the festival of lights in Malviya Nagar at Vardaan Senior Citizen Old Age Home with their children and senior citizens, where we distributed blankets and sweets and spent quality time with them. Living up to the true spirit of Diwali festival, YSP visited the Vardaan Hospital to celebrate its first Diwali in the Hospital Premises with the needy one. The celebration was ahead by making Rangoli with the children and decorating the premises at 3pm. Every member of YSP enthusiastically took part in the preparation of the festival. With the onset of darkness as soon as we all light up the Diyas and candles, the whole place comes alive with the brightness of the Diyas and colorful lights. After that, we celebrated the cake cutting ceremony to share the happiness of victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. YSP donated blankets and candles to the Vardaan old age Home. Everyone enjoyed this event as well as also participated in it by singing and dancing.
YSP will never forget those cute smiles on innocent faces and we committed them to create more and more happy moments in their life. There could be no better celebrations of Diwali than to bring joy and happiness in the life of helpless and needy people for at least once a year. We spend thousands on crackers and gift to gift to our near and dear ones that would contribute to relations but crackers only contribute to environmental pollutions. On Diwali, there is a need to burn an ego and nor crackers that will eliminate the differences of upper and lower class. Instead of burning crackers and create a problem for ourselves as well as to others also, we could go and spend that amount to gift happiness to the deprive people. Diwali is celebrated to celebrate the power of good over evil, truth over false to eliminate the darkness in our life by lighting up the candles and Diyas at home in a hope of eradicating the problems of our life and to bring happiness. Our aim is to make them feel that they are also a part of our family and the happiness of this festival also belongs to them, they are not alone if they are in this old age home, we are there for them and we will always be there for them. We believe in the concept of Vasudaiv Kutumbakam means the whole world is our family, which also mean the nobody in the world is alone and sharing happiness will not cost you more.