Festivities are the backbone of refreshment. Cities like Delhi and Gurgaon, which are too busy to take some time out for themselves indulge with their families and friends during this time. Getting together, meeting and greeting their loved ones then becomes a milestone for the year to cherish.
This time, it is a long weekend for the working population with Holi on the 24th March, Good Friday the next day, complimented by Saturday and Sunday! That’s called double icing on the cake. But, before you head out to plan a lavish and colourful vacation, it would be wise to add colours in someone else’s life too.
This time, instead of decorating your co-working space in Gurgaon or Delhi with balloons and colours try to look around and search for happiness in someone else’s eyes. Here are few ideas you can implement upon with your colleagues while making this festivity special for the less privileged:
1. Educate the rural about using organic colours and avoid indulging in drinking alcohol.
2. Conduct Holi sensitization drives. Take help of your colleagues to contribute in it and make placards to spread the message of playing it safe.
3. The cases of women molestation increase during Holi on the pretext of ‘Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai’. There is a huge chunk of women population which is new to Delhi and is unaware of Delhi’s such culture. Sensitize them.
4. Donate clothes, unwanted but useful stuff to them.
5. Visit an orphanage, take them out for a day. Treat them special by giving them small gifts.
6. After all that mess on the roads post- Holi, spread the message of cleanliness.
7. Sweets inevitably form the soul of the festival. But, adulteration too becomes the part and parcel of such festivities. Pick out some samples from local sweet shops, get them tested in a food lab. Involve the rural population too in this activity to sensitize them.
Try implementing even one idea which you can associate with yourself and see the change this Holi brings in you. Happy Holi.