Yesterday was the festival of lights, everybody was in a joyous and festive mood. The sound of crackers was audible right from the morning, which got amplified more than a million times in the evening. But suddenly, an insight forced me to think that there are children who remain devoid of these luxuries. This thought carried me to Bhupalpura, where I entered the building of Missionaries of Charity, popularly known as the Mother Teresa Ashram, to meet the kids and spend some time with them. But, to my soothing surprise, the children there were celebrating Diwali with crackers, smiling and enjoying. I felt really happy to see the smiles on each face. The nuns were really superb caretakers and guardians of the children, and were too celebrating the happiness with them. Hats off to their care and concern. I spent a little time there with the little friends, and took some pictures, which I felt is worth sharing with you all, as everyone views the brighter side, and very few from the other perspective. This was truly a Diwali apart from other Diwali celebrations for me.
On my way back, I thanked Mother Teresa for setting up this initiative to bring smiles on the needful faces, years ago, and was thinking that there are many other faces who are still needy of a savior, and of course, a smile. We all must desperately spare a moment from our busy schedules and think, and pray for the betterment of them, as they are too a part of our society. Let the mercy of the Almighty shower on them too. Personal thanks to my old friend Siddhartha Jain for accompanying me, and not to forget, heartiest Diwali Greetings to every reader of UdaipurBlog 🙂