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Vrindavan widows celebrate 'green Diwali'


It was 'green this time for widows of who celebrated the festival inside the by making rangolis and lighting earthen lamps on Sunday.

In its sixth year, the event for the first time witnessed pollution-free celebrations where widows, some of them in their 90s and 100s participated.

"With an aim to bringing a ray of happiness at their twilight years, we have come up with this unique idea to organise the festival of lights, especially for the widows," said Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Movement.

The widows have earlier defied age old Indian traditions by celebrating not only but Holi and as well besides taking part in Durga Puja celebrations in

"takes care of around 800 widows living in various ashrams and we will continue with its nationwide campaign for welfare of widows," Pathak added.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 22:26 IST