The most awaited festival of the year Diwali is here and we can see lights, crackers and sweets all around us. The festive spirits are high. Each one of us has a unique way of celebrating this vibrant festival. Not only us, even celebs decorate their homes, party, indulge in rangoli making and enjoy the festival.
Today being the first day of Diwali ‘Dhanteras', cute and adorable actress Dia Mirza gets nostalgic as she shares childhood memories of Diwali and pledges to make this Diwali a less noisy and pollution free. Apart from that she also shares her Diwali plans.
Excerpts of the interview:DIA MIRZA
Any fond memories of Diwali that you have?
My fondest Diwali memory will always be soaking the Miththi ke diye with my mother, putting them out to dry in the sun and pouring oil, rolling cotton wicks and placing them in each ‘diya' carefully, laughing and chattering and being drawn in by the beauty that lose small earthen lights would bring to our home each year. My mom would always use this time of year to make my name a celebration and remind me of the symbolism of how even a small flame can add a gentle glow to a dark space the flame of hope.
What are your Diwali plans?
This year I am celebrating Diwali by saving lives of critically ill underprivileged children through Genesis Foundation.
Any message for noiseless and pollution free Diwali
Diwali is beautiful when it is lit up with compassion, care and an understanding that as one of the most populated countries in the world every choice we make has a compounded result. Cracker pollution caused by the millions that unthinkingly burst those causes ill health. Diwali is about celebrating triumph, rooting out evil (what is bad for us), instilling hope.
Let's have a noise and pollution free Diwali!