There was still some time left for the Deepawali week to come. Then suddenly Team UB’s inbox rang with a (kindof strange) message. It was from a person who couldn’t attend the event Sky Full of Lighters 2012, and was desperately eager to know if there was to be something just like the previous year so that they could enjoy with their families. And similarly, came in one mail after the other. As for us, we were astonished, for all we expected udaipurites that they would forget the event that took place last year. They remembered this event, and expected us to continue the same, made us proud right from that very moment. And with our heads held high, we now promised to give udaipurites not the same event, but a grander than expected, yet a peaceful, eco friendly and spectacular celebration at the Sky Full of Lighters 2013.
“A handful of people, a skyful of lighters”
It is the judgment day now. 2nd November 2013. Time: Something around 5 p.m. You could find few of our hardworking team members arranging the sky lanterns, other useful at Fatehsagar paal, on the road, at the overflow side, arranging the parking management, and yes even on the trees (We’re everywhere you see). After a rapid hard work of our diligent team members and volunteers, we were good to go within half an hour, but with few questions in minds, Can today evening stand high or at par on expectations of people against our own level of 2012? Will they care to gather? And many more of course. Within a few minutes, there were few people and families who were taking an interest in joining us for a trial run of 10 lanterns to check whether the wind speed and direction could not increase the fire and injure anyone.
“Grandeur speaks for itself”
It started getting dark, the perfect condition for us to light up the sky. Test run lanterns in the sky had already drawn a massive attention of udaipurites towards our location. And so we began with (Drumrolls please!) the Sky Full of Lighters 2013, powered by Techno India NJR, supported by Lakecity Honda, Astronomia Shoppee, Vinod Fast Food, Shailendra Sir & SK Jain Sir.
There were a lot of udaipurites, with their friends, families, few tourists who came to Udaipur the first time ever, few newly wedded couples, all in all, happy souls, who joined us in spreading the message of celebrating a “peaceful” and eco-friendly Deepawali, away from unnecessary ear bursting noise pollution and the choking air pollution (if that helps, even I’m a victim of air pollution borne diseases). And the message was strongly said out. About 500 sky lanterns took off to fill the skies of Udaipur with light, and without any unholy smoke, without any bursting noise, and without any rush. Yes, though there were a lot of udaipurites taking part in the event, the execution went on super smooth, thanks to the event coordinators and the people of Udaipur themselves. Udaipurites certainly enjoyed the event as well. Their numbers, the joy in their faces was clearly visible, and they will remember this event for life, that’s my guarantee.
“Little credit rolls and thanksgiving”
We would like to thank all the volunteers and coordinators did everything they could to ensure the smooth execution of the event, Our sponsors Techno India NJR, Lakecity Honda, Astronomia Shoppee, Vinod Fast Food, Shailendra Sir & SK Jain Sir and best of it all, a big big thank you to our Collector of Udaipur – Mr. Ashutosh Pednekar & all the lovely udaipurites who joined us in great numbers and made this event a big success.
“Closing lines, yes they are necessary. Please go through”
For those who couldn’t make it this year, you have two things to do. Firstly, we are sharing the spectacular shots from the event below, do have a glance on them and take a moment to feel jealous. Secondly, you can note down our email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, and write to us for the next year’s event as happened to us (discussed in the first paragraph) for this year. Not only this, you can write to us regarding any feedback, suggestion or comments you have for this event or any other work/action of UdaipurBlog.
For those who were there in the event, our email id remains the same. You can share your memorable clicks with us and we’ll share them with the world (For photography enthusiasts, Name credits won’t ever will be missed. We understand and appreciate creativity of every individual)
Last, but not the least, the entire team UdaipurBlog wishes you a very Happy Deepawali. Light as much lamps and candles as possible, stay away from hazardous crackers and adulterated sweets and other eatables. Celebrate the festival of light in an eco-friendly manner, stay safe and may you be blessed with lots of prosperity and happiness.
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