Here in America, we often get requests from our kids' elementary school teachers to do a presentation on Diwali for the kids in their class. And our elementary-school-going kids love it. We go to their school equipped not only with lot of information on Diwali (all done up in the form of a power-point presentation), but also with Diwali sweets, 'diyas' (little lamps), pictures of Ganesh & Lakshmi and some hands-on activities like painting the 'diyas' and coloring the 'rangolis' (floor art). Our kids are enthusiastic about the event and we're happy to do it!
A Hindu Festival for the Beloved
(by Sonal Kulshrestha)
[Photo credits: (Left) Sapna and Manoj Gupta from NJ; (Right) Sangeeta and Sanjay Awasthi from CA.]
HAPPY KARVA CHAUTH to all the wonderful women all over the world celebrating this very glamorous festival as you pray for your husband's long life!
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