KAIZEN ON OCCASION OF DEEPAWALI (दीपावली) FESTIVAL
In India Deepawali celebrates as festival of light and this year celebrates for seven days and each day has its own importance.
This Deepawali celebrates at my home too, as we celebrate each year. With electric lighting to decorate home, there is an importance of earthen lamps. These earthen lamps are filled with oil and handmade raw cotton thread dipped in oil and cotton thread ignited to lit the lamp.
It was found that, when earthen lamp ignited and kept on the floor there is spillage of oil on the floor, this spilled oil makes floor dirty and same has to be removed with help of soap water.
To take care of this and aim to keep floor clean, first it was decided to keep earthen lamps filled with oil on square cut plastic piece, but found that purpose could not solve as oil spill on plastic first and then flows on floor.
Also, found that there is disadvantage in use of plastic, which is harmful for the environment.
Considering drawback of first kaizen, idea to use plastic has been dropped and replaced with use of pieces of cardboard use in packing.
The style of placement of earthen lamps on cardboard pieces as below:
The benefits of use of cardboard below earthen lamps are:
Brief about KAIZEN :
- Easily available.
- Environmental friendly.
- Keep floor clean.
- Cleaning of floor with soap water not required.
- Can absorb oil easily.
The Japanese word kaizen
“change for better”. Kaizen
was originally introduced by Masaaki Imai in his book Kaizen. The word Kaizen refers to word improvement in English and this may be large or small improvement or one time or continuous improvement.
PS: Kaizen concept idea in this Deepawali initiated by my daughter Vartika Shrouty.