Diwali In Trafalgar Square

Diwali In Trafalgar Square- Sunday 16th October 2016 FREE ENTRY

Diwali celebrations kicked off early as thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the 15th year of Diwali in Trafalgar Square.

The event started with ladies being draped in sarees and then encouraged to play garba in the square with music from Priyesh Shah and group.

The festival is organised by the Diwali in London Committee (OAUK is a member of the committee) in conjunction with the office of the Mayor of London. Sadiq Khan officially opened the event by lighting the Diwali lamp on the stage.

This year’s programme included dancing performances by visiting dancers from Jammu and Kashmir, stage performances, live music, yoga & meditation, children’s Zone (story telling and arts and crafts sessions)…and several food stalls offering a variety of hot vegetarian food.

Thank you’s

Anita Chiman, Diptiben Ajitbhai Jayantilal Shah and Chetanbhai Magan Shah for assisting in the Saree stall.

West Area members for preparing the Prashad, around 1,200 pieces of barfi’s were distributed.

Lastly, Executive Committee for giving the opportunity to myself and Sudhirbhai Meghji Shah for representing the Association.

Jai Oshwal

Chiman Shah