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June 1, 2023 12:18 pm

On Diwali Eve, World’s Largest Diya LIT at Hero Homes, Mohali

The Fact News Service
Mohali, October 23

Ringing in a unique and momentous celebration for Diwali, Hero Homes in Mohali today witnessed a world record activity – lighting of the world’s largest Diya installed at the premises. Manufactured with approximately 1000 KG steel, the world’s largest Diya measuring 3.37-meter in diameter has been lit to spread the message of world peace, secularism, and humanism.

Participating in a clarion call for unity and peace, over 10,000 citizens including 4000 residents of Hero Homes, representing the diverse fabric and diversity of Indian society, pooled in approximately 3129 litres of organic and Diya-appropriate oils to create this unique symbol of peace.

Themed around the festival of peace, the huge stainless-Steel Diya, was lit in the presence of official adjudicators of the Guinness Books of World Record who were present at the society of Hero Homes at Mohali to record this feat. As per the Guinness Books of Records, this Diya has been lit with 3000 litres of cooking oil and qualifies as the World’s biggest Diya ever lit.

Lt Gen (Retd.) K. J. Singh PVSM, AVSM, former GOC Western Command has graced the occasion and lighted the lamp said “this is an unconventional event combining the dual intent of celebrating Diwali as per tradition and one that also manages to spread an important social message. It is befitting that Punjab which has seen the maximum strife over many decades is now the location of the biggest icon of peace”.

Ashish Kaul, CMO of Hero Realty said, “Diwali marks the restoration of peace and harmony. We at Hero Homes are elated to become the stage of an iconic event for global peace, It is a sweetener for our celebrations and spirit of Diwali this year and are thankful to the contributions from our residents and citizens of Punjab. The oil in the Diya, collected from various individuals irrespective of regions, languages, religions, and other cultural creeds represents the united resolve for peace and spirit of Indians.”

With the largest Diya ever, the glorious state of Punjab has added another feather to its crown this Diwali and proved to the world yet again that Punjab stands for justice, equality, and peace for everyone.

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