At The Sreepur Village we enjoy celebrating all the religious festivals for the children and mothers so that they can live in a joyous environment. A few days back, The Sreepur Village observed Diwali Utsob (Festivals of Lights) with countless fervour. All of the children and mothers attended the festival and thoroughly enjoyed. On that day, people decorate their homes with small clay lamps filled with oil, to signify the victory and ascendancy of “good over evil.”
In the afternoon, our resident artist Milon, with help of our children, decorated the underneath of the big water tank with paintings. Then the mothers and children decorated the tank with clay lamps filled with oil, candles and earthen pots. In the afternoon, we also offered special snacks for the mothers and children. The festivities started during the evening with the performance of our girls. They danced and our mothers sung the songs. The main attraction of the event was lighting the diyas and candles. Some of the important areas of the campus (Pat’s house, admin office and main gate) were illuminated by hundreds of diyas and candles.
Diwali is an extraordinary festival that comes to lighten up the entirety of mankind. Through its lamps Diwali tries to resemble the inner light or consciousness of human beings, so that they always keep illuminating their inner selves by protesting against evil and triumphing over it.
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