By Runwal Group Posted Oct 23, 2019 In Home decor
Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in India. The festival of lights witnesses widespread celebrations across the country. The celebrations are symbolic of the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. All the diverse communities in the country come together to celebrate this quintessential festival; it creates a homogenous environment of joy & goodwill. It’s a time when people come together and share the happiness over mouth-watering food and by bursting crackers.
This five-day period makes the whole country reverberate to the joy of celebrations. And gated communities are no different. Community celebrations are marked by the bursting of crackers, the lighting of lamps, exchange of greetings and also gifts, buying gold, decorating homes and sharing sweets with family and friends. There’s usually music, food, lights and an air of happiness all around!
Community celebrations are more enjoyable than celebrating individually. Celebrations in gated communities in the city take on a whole new level of fun when all residents come together to celebrate this beautiful festival. However, with the lack of regulation of firecrackers, these celebrations may become associated with cause injuries and other damages. That’s why we have compiled a list of tips on organizing safe and responsible community celebrations.
Keep everyone’s convenience in mind:
Keep the time of the celebrations fixed and not too late in the night keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the elderlies and new-borns.
Keep designated areas for crackers:
Another essential thing to keep in mind is keeping a designated area for bursting the crackers. It’s to make sure people don’t burst them from their balconies or outside their flat. Doing this ensures proper safety measures are put in place.
Arrange for fun options for everyone:
Keep some fun activities like antakshari for people who are not participating in bursting crackers like the elderlies. You can also arrange a clay-fort building event for kids.
Use earthen lamps:
Ditch the electric lights and decorate your homes with “earthen lamps or diyas.” These oil-fuelled lamps cause negligible pollution. The fire and the chemicals it releases kill most germs as well.
Eco-friendly decorations & crackers:
Try to make use of organic colours and real flowers for decorations and also arrange for eco-friendly crackers to be burst in the community.
Better be safe than sorry:
While handling firecrackers, it’s important to take proper precautions. Keep buckets of water handy for putting out fires or keep an emergency kit ready in case of injuries.
Do’s & Don’ts:
Prepare a notice with the designated timings, designated areas to light crackers and also with emergency contact numbers. Share the notice with your residents on your society’s letterhead and put it up in all notice boards.
Diwali can be enjoyed by one and all if we all take a little bit of care and caution. By taking these few additional steps, we can ensure that the festival memories shine bright for all involved. At our luxury flats community in Kanjurmarg, we ensure proper safety precautions are taken while the community members come together to celebrate a joyous and safe Diwali. We hope all communities follow the same. Runwal Group wishes everyone a very happy Diwali!