Festival of lights Deepawali celebrated across India
NEW DELHI, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The festival of lights "Deepawali" is being celebrated across India on Sunday, with houses decked up with colourful lights and earthen lamps, and people exchanging sweets and bursting firecrackers.
One of the main festivals in India, Deepawali is celebrated on an auspicious day as per the Hindu Calendar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the festival with defence personnel posted in India-controlled Kashmir.
TV reports showed Modi offering sweets to the Indian Army soldiers. One of his tweets during the day showed him feeding sweets to individual soldiers by his hand. In the tweet he also mentioned "#Diwali is sweeter when celebrated with our brave soldiers."