Arav Barmecha

12 Years

53 Years

Ascend International School


‘Memories of a Green Diwali in Israel’ by 12 year old Arav Barmecha from Mumbai

No to crackers Festival with Sara Diwali for kids Bookosmia

Festivals with Sara Diwali for kids Bookosmia


Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here!  What a time of the year, for celebrations throughout the country!


Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights is here. And we cant get enough of it!

Festival with Sara Diwali Arav Barmecha Mumbai Bookosmia

Today 12 year old Arav Barmecha from Mumbai shares a memory of how he travelled to Israel with his family during Diwali, along with an important message for all of us. Arav is a student of Ascend International School, Mumbai.



I still remember the days, when we were allowed to travel without having to  take the trouble of wearing the ‘ breath-taking’ mask or the fully scratched face shield, that you cant read or see through.


The  world was not aware that the virus COVID 19 exists. The world was free to explore, enjoy, and spend time with family, outside of where one lives. This  lockdown has brought many things. People taking up new hobbies, new  opportunities, new methods of learning in school and the monotonous day,  over and over again.


Three years ago we were going to Israel during Diwali vacations. We do not light fire crackers because we prefer not to harm the earth and its living beings, for our own fun and joy.


When we landed and went to our house in Israel we saw so many fire works. I was scared but then people said that they were not going to fire them. We convinced people to not burst those fire crackers.

Instead we can use earthen lamps to lighten up our Diwali.


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