Celebrate Diwali – Promote Active Ageing Old age is the crown of life; let’s promote Active and Healthy Ageing Most Widow mothers have faced isolation, discrimination and abandonment, from family and society. Widowhood translates into exclusion and isolation from society. Celebrations of festivals like holi, diwali etc will help widows break taboos and actively participat e. Support Maitri in creating opportunities for participation, social bonds, skill building, income generation activities, kirtan, yoga and meditation, which can improve the quality of their life. You can join hands with Maitri and the widow mothers in celebrating Diwali. At Diwali, the mothers create artwork, with indigenous colors, and decorate the whole ashram with earthen lamps. (Festival of Lights, signifies light in their life).