The festive season has officially begun and so is the wait and excitement for Diwali. Deepawali, meaning the “row of lights”, is the symbolisation of victory of light over the darkness, and good over evil. The festival of light has a special charm of its own. The vibrant decoration, the colourful lighting, delicious savouries and everything associated with Diwali adds to the beauty of this festival. The preparation for Diwali begins weeks before, and we can see a crowd of shoppers lining up in the markets to shop gifts and other things for the special occasion.
The five-day long festival starts with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and finally ends with Bhai Dooj. On the day of Lakshmi Puja, the main celebration of Diwali takes place. People prepare for the worship of Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth with the floor decorations and lit diyas and lights all around the house. The exchange of gifts and sweets fills the Diwali evening with happiness and good wishes. The ceremonies are often followed by bursting the crackers and playing games.
DIWALI AMID THE PANDEMIC
Even though the festival of lights comes with a lot of excitement and joy but amid the pandemic, Diwali has become a low key affair. The pandemic had already made a massive impact on the lives of the people, and with Diwali around the corner the health risk increases. Ziqitza Healthcare Limited urges to keep Diwali a personal affair while maintaining all the required Covid-19 norms and precautions. The medical experts have suggested people around the country to remain extremely careful to avoid using crackers. Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the energy of the festival is toned down. In such situations, Ziqitza Rajasthan suggests to be careful amid the festivities to avoid the risk of getting infected and also to avoid any other hazards.
Ziqitza Healthcare Limitedwishes you a happy and prosperous Diwali 2021 with a list of precautions for you to enjoy a safe and cautious Diwali and also avoid the risk of getting infected with the Covid-19 virus. Here are some tips for you to consider this Diwali:
Maintain Safe Distance
While the real motive of the Indian festivals is to strengthen the bonds among people and bring them closer, this year, take a pledge with Ziqitza Healthcare to avoid meeting people physically. In case the physical meetings cannot be avoided, a safe distance should be maintained at all times. Even at the times of greeting people, strictly avoid giving hugs and take support of our cultural way of greeting by doing ‘Namaste’.
Avoid Bursting Crackers
Ziqitza Rajasthan advises you to avoid bursting crackers this Diwali. Not only does bursting crackers pollute the environment but it also aids breathing diseases. In this time of Covid-19 pandemic, the patients infected with the virus suffer from lung disease which causes difficulty in breathing. The smoke particles and burning waste that emerges from crackers can worsen the pre-existing allergic conditions. Try to avoid burning crackers or any other dry waste.
AVOID EATING OUTSIDE
We, at Ziqitza are well aware of the fact that eating outside can boost the fun of the festival but eating outside at this time should be strictly avoided. The restaurants and diners experience a full-packed rush during the time of the festivities which should be avoided at any cost. During such rush hours it becomes next to impossible for eateries to maintain Covid-19 protocols and sanitize the premises thoroughly, which might increase the chance of getting infected with the virus.
DON’T USE SANITISER WHILE LIGHTING DIYAS
Hand sanitizers are highly inflammable as they are alcohol-based and may lead to fire hazards. During the time of festival when it becomes important to keep your hands clean and germ free, it should be done with extreme care and caution to avoid any accidents. The experts at Ziqitza Rajasthan highly recommend you to wash your hands with soap and water and avoid the use of hand sanitizer while doing anything that involves fire.
CARRY FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES
Mask has been an essential accessory since the pandemic began, but it should not be treated like any other accessory and should be carried at all times. Don’t forget to cover your face and mouth properly with a mask, everytime you step out of the house or during greeting the guests. Ziqitza Healthcare Rajasthan encourages you to necessarily wear your mask properly every time you meet someone. Instead of carrying sanitisers at all times you can carry paper soaps and water to avoid the danger of catching fire.
KEEP FIRST-AID KIT HANDY Diwali brings a lot of prosperity and happiness with it, but the carelessness of people during the excitement can also make way for small accidents. Always keep a First-aid kit handy with you as a measure of precaution.