Safe Diwali Celebrations
The letter describes the significance of Diwali, a festival traditionally celebrated with crackers and diyas (oil lamps), but acknowledges the exceptional circumstances of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The High Court’s restriction on bursting crackers is mentioned as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus. The writer emphasizes the need to celebrate Diwali in a simple and safe manner, focusing on lighting diyas and decorating the house. The plan includes visiting a nearby temple with the writer’s mother to offer prayers on the day of Diwali.