Good morning, respected Principal Sir, teachers, and dear friend.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my happiness to you all because you are all aware that we have gathered here to rejoice before the school dismisses for the Diwali festival.
We celebrate many festivals. Diwali is my favorite celebration of them all, hence the approaching of it makes me quite happy. There are no words to describe the excitement and happiness I experience. The conclusion of the festival, which I had been looking forward to for so long, makes me very happy.
Millions of children and families around the world love the Festival of Lights because it is so magnificent. Diwali, also referred to as the “festival of lights,” ushers in the winter season with joy, shopping, presents, and a slew of new occasions and celebrations, such as Dussehra, Dhanteras, Goverdhan, Bhaiduj, and Narak Chaturdashi.
The five-day festival of Diwali is observed during the Hindu month of Kartika. The celebration symbolizes the “triumph of light over darkness” in the spiritual world. In India, Diwali is also known as Deepawali.
The five-day festival of Diwali begins with Dhanteras. Dhanteras is distinguished by devotion to the goddess Lakshmi. Hindus traditionally believe that buying precious goods like gold and silver on this day is lucky, and they also revere money.
Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated on the second day. On this day, after getting up early, people apply oil to themselves and take a bath to wash away all of their sins. The third day is dedicated to Lakshmi Pooja, which is regarded as the primary event. Goddess Lakshmi is revered with great devotion on this day. People pray for their well-being, financial security, and prosperity.
The Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the fourth day. On this day, legend has it that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Mountain to beat Indra. On this day, worship is performed at a little hillock made of cow dung that represents Govardhan Mountain.
The fifth day is when Bhai Dooj is observed. On this day, sisters visit their brothers and conduct a “tilak” rite. While brothers give precious gifts to their sisters, they pray for a long and happy life for their brother.
Diwali is a festival that commemorates the victory over the evil king Ravana and the 14-year exile of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, and Laxman from Ayodhya. Diyas were lit to welcome them. Twenty days after Dussehra, during the Hindu month of Kartika, is when Diwali is observed. Lamps are lit, and people decorate their homes and workplaces with colorful lighting. People begin cleaning their homes in order for Goddess Lakshmi to bless them by bringing money and success to their residences.
Rangoli is used to decorate courtyards. They prepare delectable meals and confections while dressing in fresh clothing. To commemorate Diwali, many delectable meals are made, including jalebis, gulab jamun, kaju barfi, and kheer. They share happiness by exchanging gifts and sweets with their friends, neighbors, and family. After sunset, individuals of all ages light fireworks.
Our celebration has become much more bearable since the introduction of green crackers, which results in less air pollution. So this Diwali, be careful to provide less polluted nature as well as gifts to your loved ones and the environment. This Diwali, let’s celebrate with love and consideration for our families, friends, relatives, and nature. A happy, safe, and clean Diwali to you all.