Keep calm and enjoy Diwali! The festival of lights brightens skies in India and abroad

Diwali, the festival of lights has lightened up the nation. Here's how people celebrated the festival across India and abroad

FP Staff October 30, 2016 17:32:53 IST
As people across India are celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights has lightened up the nation. This is a view of a fireworks show at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium in Allahabad. The festival is being dedicated to the Indian soldiers. (Photo: PTI)
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As people across India are celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights has lightened up the nation. This is a view of a fireworks show at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium in Allahabad. The festival is being dedicated to the Indian soldiers. (Photo: PTI)
Diwali this year in Delhi is expected to be significantly more polluted than in the previous two years, said an official survey. (Photo: PTI)
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Diwali this year in Delhi is expected to be significantly more polluted than in the previous two years, said an official survey. (Photo: PTI)
Sportspersons lighting candles to paying tribute to Indian soldiers “Ek Diya Shaheedon Ke Naam” on the eve of Diwali festival at a stadium in Varanasi on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
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Sportspersons lighting candles to paying tribute to Indian soldiers “Ek Diya Shaheedon Ke Naam” on the eve of Diwali festival at a stadium in Varanasi on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
Amid tension on the border with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them. (Photo: PTI)
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Amid tension on the border with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them. (Photo: PTI)
BSF jawans celebrating Diwali near the India-Bangladesh border in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
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BSF jawans celebrating Diwali near the India-Bangladesh border in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
Children celebrated Diwali with soldiers at Army Cantonment area near Beawar, Rajasthan. (Photo: PTI)
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Children celebrated Diwali with soldiers at Army Cantonment area near Beawar, Rajasthan. (Photo: PTI)
Uri attack soldier's Nimb Singh's family celebrating Diwali at Beawar on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
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Uri attack soldier's Nimb Singh's family celebrating Diwali at Beawar on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
Also, in a first, Diwali was commemorated at the United Nations, with the world body's imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights. (Photo: PTI)
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Also, in a first, Diwali was commemorated at the United Nations, with the world body's imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights. (Photo: PTI)