Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India and observed by Indians world over. Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and every Hindu celebrates it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops. Diwali is celebrated to honour Sri Rama, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the Lord Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

People do worship Lord Ganesh for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom. Diya and lighting, home decoration, shopping, fireworks, puja (prayers), gifts, feast and distributing sweets are all part of the celebration.

CSS India offices celebrated Diwali with special poojas and sweets distribution.