It was a unique experience to have Ramadan during lockdown this year. Eid-ul-fitr marks the end of a month of fasting. It is celebrated with a lot of feasting, gaiety and meeting up with family and friends. This year, this was not possible due to the pandemic.
However, the current trying times came with their own silver lining. We wanted to do something different this Eid, so we made biryani and sewaiyan at home to distribute to underprivileged children and their families.
Equipped with protective gear and maintaining social distancing norms, we set out to Nathupur Village in Gurugram. We also gave them various other goodies such as juices, chhaas, curd, bananas, biscuits, chocolates, etc. Some of our neighbours and friends helped contribute by sponsoring a few of these food items.
There were around a hundred children, and we were touched by their grateful smiles and happiness. It was heartwarming to see their lit up faces and soft voices saying "Thank you, didi!".
It was a humbling experience that reminded us of the inequalities in society as also reaffirmed our gratitude for all that we have.The smiles on their faces and the sparkle in their eyes were the best Eidi we have ever received. This Eid turned out to be a very special one for us!