‘How I Celebrated Diwali In The Pandemic’ by 8 year old Inaya Jain from New Delhi
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Deepavali came and lit up our lives, just when we needed it most.
Thanks to all my wonderful friends, for sharing their joy and excitement with me.
Here is 8 year old Inaya Jain from New Delhi telling us how she enjoyed the Diwali festival this year.
Inaya’s hobbies are drawing and craft. She goes to Apeejay School, Noida. She loves listening to stories. She is a student of Chamatkaar.
How I Celebrated Diwali In The Pandemic
Diwali is the festival of lights and we celebrate it every year with our huge extended family. But this year due to Corona, we had to change our Diwali plans. We celebrated it with my grandparents who stay in Jaipur. We reached there on the evening of Chhoti Diwali. We lit some diyas and went for a drive through the town to watch the lighting and decorations.
The next day was Diwali. We had to take the necessary precautions due to corona but we did not let it ruin our Diwali spirit. We all got busy in the Diwali decorations and preparations. My Dad put up the Diwali lights and my Mom cleaned the house and started the preparations for the special Diwali menu. Since I love crafts, I made cards for everyone in the family. I also enjoyed making rangoli with my mon. During the day my mom also applied a beautiful mehendi design on my hand. It was soon evening and we dressed for the Diwali Pooja. We missed our entire family most during this time. We prayed that the pandemic ends soon and we are able to meet again. We made sure to connect with everyone through video calling.The night was bright with lights and diyas and we enjoyed yummy delicious food with homemade sweets.
Though Diwali this year was a low key affair with many restrictions but it was definitely a mood buster and we look forward to celebrating it with the entire family and in a safe environment next year.
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