Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated by millions of Hindus around the world. It is a time of joy and celebration, but for many homeless people, it can be a time of hardship. With the cold weather setting in and darkness falling earlier, homeless people can find themselves feeling even more isolated and alone. But there are ways we can all help to make them feel included and part of the celebrations.
Diwali is a festival of lights and helping the poor is probably the best thing one can do on this festival. In India, Diwali ranks in the top 5 festivals. In many places, the festival is also called Deepavali. Both the terms Diwali and Deepavali mean the same, despite the name of how it is called.
Ideas to celebrate Diwali with Poor people:-
If you are looking for ideas to celebrate Diwali with poor people, here is a compilation of ideas for the same.
1. Donate clothes and blankets:-
On Diwali, many of us like to donate clothes and blankets to those in need. It’s a great way to show our support for those who are less fortunate than us. And it’s also a great way to help keep people warm during the cold winter months. If you’re thinking about donating clothes or blankets this Diwali, here are a few tips to help you get started.
a. Choose a reputable charity. There are many great charities that accept clothes and blankets donations, so do your research to find one that you feel comfortable with.
b. Make sure the items you donate are in good condition. Nobody wants to wear or use something that’s stained, ripped, or otherwise damaged.
c. Wash and fold the items before you donate them. This shows that you care about the people who will be receiving your donations.
d. Include a note with your donation. A simple note wishing the recipient a happy Diwali can go a long way.
Donating clothes and blankets is a great way to show your support for those in need. By following these tips, you can be sure that your donation will be put to good use.
2. Buy Diwali gifts to poor kids:-
Diwali is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts! If you’re like most people, you probably have a list of people you need to buy gifts for. But this year, instead of just buying gifts for your friends and family, why not also buy gifts for some less fortunate children?
There are plenty of poor kids out there who could really use a Diwali gift. Just think of how happy you would make them! So instead of spending all your money on gifts for people who already have plenty, why not spread the love and buy gifts for some deserving kids? It’s a great way to celebrate Diwali and make someone’s day a little brighter.
3. Sponsor for poor children education:-
We often see in the news and media about poor children who toil hard to pay their fees and feed their family too. This Diwali, you can save money on crackers and new clothes and use it to sponsor poor children’s education. Form a group of like-minded friends and peers, and take an initiative. Encourage others to join your mission of celebrating Deepavali with poor people. We can do more things together than we can alone.
4. Buy handmade diyas and crackers from poor people:-
This Diwali, make a difference in the lives of the poor and needy by buying your Diwali decorations from them. By doing so, you will not only be helping them financially, but also spreading the joy of Diwali.
There are many poor and needy people who sell Diwali decorations on the roadside. So instead of buying from supermarkets or online, take some time out to buy from them. This small act of kindness will go a long way in making their Diwali a happier one.
So this Diwali, let’s make a pledge to help the poor and needy. Let’s spread the joy of Diwali by buying from them.
5. Spend time in villages:-
Most of India’s population resides in rural areas. This is beyond any doubt. Many villages in India unfortunately lack hygiene and basic facilities. Celebrate Diwali this time in villages. Organize a local camp in the village with a team of bright young minds. Take some time to explore the village. Get to know how the people in remote places live with such limited facilities by talking to them. Share your ideas and knowledge with them. enjoy spending time with village kids. Help them plan for their future. They can make use of various scholarships and government schemes by researching what is available to them and then applying for the ones they are eligible for.