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India illuminated with Diwali festivities

The celebrations include decorating homes, grand feast, religious activities etc

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 29 2016 2:50PM | Updated Date: Oct 29 2016 3:08PM

India illuminated with Diwali festivities

India is celebrating Diwali, the biggest and the brightest festival in the country, this Sunday, with utmost enthusiasm. Lights, colours, flowers, rangolis, crackers, traditional sweets, friends, family and get togethers are some of the fun activities that every Indian family will do on the occasion.


Diwali, or Deepavali as it is popularly known in India, is a Hindu festival that is celebrated every year in autumn across the nation. It is considered a very auspicious occasion not only in India but also in Fiji, Guyana, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal and other countries.


Keeping with his practice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate this Diwali with ITBP personnel at one of the remotest border posts in Uttarakhand. Modi, as Prime Minister had celebrated his first Diwali in 2014 with Army in Siachen and second one last year on the Punjab border with Pakistan.


He will spend time on the border with China on the upcoming festival of lights on Sunday. He will celebrate the festival at Mana, the last village on Indian Territory along the border with China.


As a Diwali message, Rahul Gandhi said to PM, “As we celebrate Diwali, let us send this message to our soldiers that our gratitude is expressed both in words and indeed.”