New Delhi, Nov 12

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he festival of lights, or Diwali, is a festive occasion to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is a lovely time of year to spend with loved ones and friends and spread happiness. However, it's also a great opportunity to impart important life skills to your kids.

Megha Chopra, entrepreneur and poetoutlines six life lessons in life that one can impart to children on the celebrations of Diwali:

The victory of right over wrong:The victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana serves as a reminder that good always triumphs over evil. The significance of justice, truth, and righteousness in our lives is emphasised by this festival. As we light up our hearts and homes with lights, we also teach our children to choose morality, kindness, and compassion over vice and darkness. Teach them to be a light in the world and to speak out against injustice.

Overcoming ignorance and fear:The victory over ignorance and fear is symbolised by the tale of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya following his defeat of the demon king Ravana. Teach your kids that facing anxieties and overcoming challenges in life requires knowledge and fortitude. Assist them in realising that overcoming their worries and choosing wisely will result in success and personal development.

Value of selflessness:Another chance to instill in your children the value of selflessness is during Diwali.Laxman gave his all without asking for anything in return. Though he wasn't required to, he stayed with Ram. After leaving behind the aristocratic lifestyle and all its perks, Laxman slept for a continuous 14 years. Even though it seems impossible to locate someone similar to him right now, it is not impossible to apply Laxman's qualities in the actual world.

Beauty of Forgiveness:The life of Lord Ram is an example of the great beauty of forgiveness. He endured great hardships, but he was able to forgive everyone who had harmed him, including Ravana. His selfless pardon serves as a symbol of bravery and honesty, showing us that letting go of grudges and anger promotes inner serenity and spiritual development. As Lord Ram did, we can restore relationships, promote peace, and follow the path of righteousness by accepting pardon.

Families' unity and bonding:During Diwali, we may learn a lot from the Ramayana about Sita Mata's everlasting devotion and resilience in the face of hardship. Her unwavering love and support for Lord Rama serve as an example of how important family ties and unity are. Like Sita, Diwali serves as a reminder to value our bonds with one another and support those we love during trying times. Through the promotion of love, compassion, and community, this festival inspires us to fortify the ties that bind our families.

Importance of Self-Reflection:Diwali is a time of self-reflection and reflecting on the past year. This is an excellent opportunity to teach your kids the value of taking time to think back on their choices and actions. Reminding them to constantly want to be the greatest version of themselves and to make wise decisions is also a wonderful idea at this time. And always be open to learning from their mistakes.(This article is website exclusive and cannot be reproduced without the permission of IANSlife)

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Life lessons to teach kids from Diwali

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