How I Celebrate Diwali- Anand Rao

There is no denying fact that diwali is a very special day in everyone’s life. Happiness is one thing which gets doubled particularly when shared. I decided to make this diwali day a most memorable one in my life. It was the day which brought me tons of happiness and satisfaction to me and my family.

We decided to visit not one or two, but many grandparents who have no family with them. Yes, we decided to go to an Old Age home with small gifts for all of them. All of us were very excited and didn’t know what to get them and how to entertain them. On the way bought a few sweets and nice big cake.

We were soon greeted by a very warm looking caretaker, who guided us to an open hall. We were supposed to conduct whatever we wanted in the hall. We took a careful look around the hall to see what we could do. Then we decided to blow balloons and hung them all around the hall. We then cut out chart papers, color papers, wrote quotes, stuck pictures and stuck everything on the wall. We made the hall as colorful as possible.

We then placed our cake on a table and told the caretaker that we were ready. Then came in all the grey haired sweethearts, some alone, some couples, some in groups. Then they all got themselves seated on the chairs we had arranged in the hall.

Then, we went to each one them and gave them their share of the cake and sweets. Most of them had sparkling eyes and were so excited on seeing the forbidden delicacy!! When we went around distributing the cake and sweets, there were so many grand fathers and grand mothers who were almost in tears, either telling that they miss their family or grandchildren or we resembled one of theirs. Our eyes were full and we had no words to say.

Then we went to the open ground along with them and made them to burst the sparklers and other noiseless crackers which we took it along with us.

Most of our dear grandparents spend an old age of loneliness and insecurity. We should not forget that they spend their second childhood in their old age. They too lounge for attention and want to be loved and looked after in their old. It is left to us to decide how happy their old age can be. You don't need any special day to make them feel their worth. If you have never told them how much you love them, say it before its too late.

Though, while leaving we could feel the heftiness of our heart because of their plight and life, we cannot deny that the visit did give us a great sense of satisfaction to all us for our lifetime. And we have decided to celebrate more such Diwali’s with these old kids who lounge for care and attention.


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