Historical significance of Diwali is return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile during which he faced several challenges, but finally people welcomed their favourite Rama by lighting lamps. Symbolically, Diwali represents removal of all obstacles, evils, darkness and problems surrounding us to be stepping into a brightly lit future.
Corona pandemic is one of the biggest challenges that mankind has faced in long long time – probably the first for our generation of post world war 2. In India, virus seems to be weakening and success of vaccine by Pfizer has lifted the spirits.
Let Diwali herald bright and prosperous future for not only our country but the entire world. Let all of us revert to simple joys of life that we took for granted.
Till we dropped dead
And burning crackers
Would start a full month ahead
Who cared for diabetes or obesity
There was hardly any weight to be shed
Things have since changed like everything else
But there’s no reason to dread
Won’t burn crackers, eat sweets but wear mask
But spirit of Diwali will be upheld.
A happy, bright, healthy and prosperous Diwali to all if you and your family members!