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Diwali Lights Up Tribal Lives Liveshttp://www.hindustantimes.com/Diwali-campaign-to-light-up-students-lives/Article1-617589.aspx

Posted on 1999/11/28 19:00:00 ( 2413 reads )


"Schedule tribes or endogenous communities are amongst the most ecologically evolved communities amongst the world, but sadly also amongst the most economically backward ones in India," says Darren Lobo of Grassroutes. He informs that most tribal villages just receive two-three hours of electricity per day, hampering a child's ability to read or play once the sun sets. Lobo says, "Most parts of rural India function without electricity for several hours a day. We are offering them a renewable lighting system as part of our festive gift gesture to help make a difference to their life."

The renewable lighting system is worth US$15 and will be either be a solar powered lantern or a wind up lantern. The visit to the villages to hand out the lanterns will be made post Diwali on November 13 and 14 (Children's Day). At the village, patrons can also indulge in activities such as milking cows and seeing how the milk is distributed. You could also chop wood, draw water, trek, and star gaze or participate in light rappelling.

Designer Diyas Light up Dewali

Posted on 1999/11/28 19:00:00 ( 2810 reads )

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

ALLAHABAD, INDIA, October 27, 2010: When it comes to lighting on Diwali, diyas (traditional oil lamps made of clay) occupy a special place. Despite the influx of LED lights and Chinese bulbs, people in the city are still going for the traditional diyas this Diwali. With the changing trends, potters too are wheeling out designer diyas.

A potter in trans-Yamuna area said, "People prefer performing puja in traditional style. At least 11 diyas are lit before Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on Diwali. Their fire cannot be matched by electrical gadgets.

Daily Inspiration

Posted on 1999/11/28 19:00:00 ( 2933 reads )

Source: www.hinduismtoday.com

The writers of the Indian philosophies will survive when the British dominion in India shall long have ceased to exist, and when the sources which it yielded of wealth and power are lost to remembrances.
   Lord Warren Hastings (1754-1826), the first governor general of British India

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