Diwali's Lights Shine Bright with Optimism in 2023
Diwali is India's most important religious festival, celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil; it is a beautiful time for people to shine as beacons of optimism!
As the Hindustan Times remarked, "Diwali to Diwali, optimism is the strong message."
Diwali decorations emphasise optimism with colourful, vibrant decorations. A “diya” is an oil lamp that lights up homes during the Diwali festival and symbolises prosperity and optimism. Diyas are handmade out of clay and often painted in vibrant colours.
Dr Gorakh Bobde, the CEO of AGS Ingenuity, shared with me: "Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It signifies the triumph of light over darkness, Optimism over uncertainty, and hope over despair. May millions of lamps illuminate in your life with endless optimism and possibilities."
In the article "Searching for India – during the joyous explosions of Diwali," my friend Stephen Manallack wrote "There is nothing in India more joyous than the annual Diwali “Festival of Lights” celebrating the triumph of good over evil, light over dark and knowledge over ignorance. Surely this optimistic and hopeful theme is relevant to our world today?... Diwali is really a reminder of the beauty of this world and all things in it – what a great message of hope and optimism this is for all our children."
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, said, "A celebration of lights, Diwali is an occasion to honour the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and right over wrong. As people around the world gather with family and friends to light diyas, decorate homes, offer prayers, or exchange gifts and food, we are reminded to look to the year ahead with optimism and hope."
The Indian Students Association's Nishant Kumar said, "Diwali is not only a festival, it is about togetherness, unity and optimism."
Scott Morrison, former Prime Minister of Australia, said, "This is a religious festival this is a festival of faith, it’s about optimism, it’s about hope it’s about triumph, it’s about family, it’s about looking into the future with positivity.”
The former Prime Minister of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, said, "Light has won over darkness. Good has won over evil. Knowledge has won over ignorance. So let us be generous and gracious with the gifts bestowed upon us and let us move forward confident in the power of our optimism to prevail over the challenges that lay ahead.”
Uday Yadav, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Eaton Electrical Sector Board, said, "It’s inspiring to celebrate a holiday that looks toward new hopes, dreams and aspirations—one that signifies happiness with practices that have participants letting go of the negativity and shining a light on the optimism of tomorrow. It’s something our world needs more of!"
" Diwali- The festival of lights is celebration of joy and its essence is to let people come out of darkness to light. This festival is unique in that it is celebrated all over India and around the world -Indians bringing Optimism in Peoples lives irrespective of their culture.🎉— satish kumar KV (@KumarKv72) October 20, 2022
We are all busy cleaning our homes these days, but how about we also cleanse our mind & soul, conquer our negative thoughts and spread positive aura? This Diwali, let's manifest miracles and fill our lives with optimism. #NewThoughtsNewMe #FestiveSeason #Positivity pic.twitter.com/5LDR017ns4— Ruchira Darda (@RuchiraDarda) November 2, 2021
Rangoli 🌸 is one of the symbols of Diwali 🎆 #DidYouKnow that it is the artwork to greet Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and good fortune. It symbolizes happiness, optimism, and vitality of a household.🏠 It serves purposes that go beyond ornamentation. pic.twitter.com/D8zZqPi2uT— India in Belgium (@IndEmbassyBru) October 21, 2022
On Fireworks: "Fireworks are a modern phenomenon and usually in traditional Hindu/or other Indian homes the clay lamps are lit and placed in the front courtyard to mark the joyous occasion of light symbolizing optimism and hope for the future," Dr Bihani Sarkar, departmental lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, told Newsweek.
Divine Deepawali ignites hope and optimism by lighting up the lamp of inner bliss. Diwali marks the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. The festival of lights also give us the strength and the zeal to uphold our good deeds.#Diwali #KaintalSchool pic.twitter.com/GnXkhbq6VW— KaintalSrSchool (@kaintalSrSchool) October 21, 2022
While enjoying the beautiful festival of #Diwali🪔, carry a bright spark of light in your heart as well, to enrich your life with #joy, #prosperity, and #divine #blessings.— Dr. Archika Didi (@drarchikadidi) October 23, 2022
May the wonderful #festival make your heart bloom with delight and optimism.
Happy Diwali!#Diwali2022 pic.twitter.com/fl0qJMTl6o
Divi Corporate Solutions wishes you a fresh start in your life signalled by the celebration of joy, light, and optimism. May you and your family have a memorable Diwali that opens the door to a bright future.#happydiwali #diwali #DiviCorporateSolutionsinhyderabad pic.twitter.com/h3Y8YbdcDz— Divi Corporate Solutions (@DiviCorporate) October 22, 2022