This year, News18 India will celebrate Diwali on the borders with our soldiers who will be safeguarding our nation instead of celebrating it with their near and dear ones. Diwali Sarhard Wali will see the channel’s teams travel from Indo-China border in Tawang in the East to the Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer in the West to Poonch in the North, lighting up the festive time for our army men.
Apart from this Initiative, News18 India is all set to bring a host of other programming initiatives to celebrate the festival of lights with its viewers - a special show ‘Shri Ram Yatra’ which will trace Lord Rama’s journey from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka, exploring places as described in the seven kands of Ramayana to special episodes of its popular shows Lapete Mein Netaji and Bhabhi Tera Dewar Deewana. While the former will host the star cast of Golmaal Again, the latter will feature celebrities from the small screen sharing stories of their way of Diwali celebrations.
Adding to the wide range of Diwali specials, the channel will also telecast two special shows. Dhan Jyoti Parv - On the importance of the five-day long festival including Diwali and Dhanteras; Ghar Aayegi Laxmi A special that will give tips on vastu, home decoration and rangoli-making by experts on the occasion of Diwali.