As he clung on to the car, he suddenly asked, “Didi, iss ka colour kya hai?”
“Yeh green colour ki hai, Dheeraj. Aapko pata hai, aapke T-shirt ke colour ke saath match kar raha hai!”
“Achha jee?” he said as his face gleamed with joy.
This was a Diwali that was brighter than the fairy lights adorning the walls, heartier than Dadaji’s laughter and sweeter than the motichoor laddoos enjoyed by the family.
We believe in the true power of connection and we realised there are many working individuals who are forced to spend some of the most special occasions alone. They move out for education or work and are not always able to go back home to spend time with their loved ones during the most important festivals. They end up missing all the fun, laughter and warmth of their family, friends and relatives.
On the other side, there are those who cannot enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a festival like this. They are unable to soak in the colours of the decorations, read the greetings or be a part of all the festivity.
This Diwali, by deciding to do something beyond the usual, we not only lit up lights, we also lit up some faces with wide smiles. We brought the two sets of people together over music, food, fun and laughter.
We took a few of our friends to the Institution for the Blind (Andh Vidalaya) in Amar Colony, Delhi which is a home for 150-200 kids right from 6 years to 16 year olds. Along with regular classes, the kids are a part of a range of activities conducted in the school.
Here’s the video that will give you a glimpse of our #SapnoKiDiwali. We hope you make this Diwali special by lighting up a face with a smile.
Wishing each one of you a very happy, bright and safe Diwali!