Leicester Area Diwali Celebrations took place on Sunday, 6th November 2016, at Braunstone Civic Centre. This event was organised by the Culture and Heritage Team. This year we invited a live band called “Rangeela”.
There was a wonderful turn out with over 150 members attending the event including members all the way from Londonand Northampton. The afternoon started off with prayers after which Rangeela took over with all time Bollywood, Gujarati and Swahili hit songs. The music was thoroughly entertaining and many took to the floor to dance the evening away.
Our gratitude to the generosity of the local area members who donated towards the ever popular raffle. Prizes ranged from sarees to perfumes, watches to kitchen appliances!
I was overwhelmed and delighted by the comments I received from our members who enjoyed the celebrations and mouth-watering food. In the true spirit of Jainism and the auspicious Diwali festival food was also donated to Red Cross Asylum Seeker Refugee Service.
As the holder of Culture and Heritage portfolio, I would like to thank all Committee members and volunteers who helped without hesitation to put this event together. A big ‘thank you’ also to all our members in supporting this event – with your help we can make all our future programmes bigger and better!