Pune isn’t called the culture capital of the state for nothing! And, Diwali holidays spent in this city are sure to bring about a serious case of euphoria!
During Diwali, the whole nation was lit up in lights and diyas to give you a sight unmatched, and Pune was no less bright than the rest. While the entire city was LIT stunningly, Shaniwar Wada took the cake, with 50,000 diyas decorating the beloved monument. Not only that, the traditional diyas were accompanied by a light show which left the visitors spell-bound. The video-mapping was conducted by Berlin based artist, Philipp Giest and beautifully represented the mix of tradition and culture with modernisation.
Over 400 million women in the nation between ages 15 and 45. Over 30 million girls entering adolescence just this year. Only 30% that can afford sanitary napkins. In a country where even talking about periods is still a taboo, who is going to help these young women? Who is going to educate them about their period? To break through this stigma and spread awareness, The Violet Box began donation drives, and on the upcoming occasion of this Diwali, they donated sanitary essentials to over 500 girls.
Punekar takes up the initiative of Clean Diwali this festive season. Here is what the campaign is all about and the rules and regulations of the same…