Topic: Diwali Celebrations - Indian cultural Society Waikato Inc.

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Indian Cultural Society Inc, a non-profitable organisation based in Hamilton, has been celebrating this biggest Indian festival with all its fervour and enthusiasm for the past 20 years. Every year, it gives opportunity to around 200 local based artists to showcase their talents in Indian art forms. It also serves as an occasion of annual get-together for most of the 1500 Indian families in the Waikato region.

Diwali 2010 programme. The Diwali or Deepavali festival is the biggest and charismatic Indian festival where people from all age groups give expression to their happiness by lighting ‘diyas' (lamps), decorating houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting their kith and kin to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast. The Sanskrit word "Deepavali" means "an array of lights" and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness. As darkness represents ignorance and ‘light' represents knowledge , lighting a lamp symbolizes the destruction, through knowledge, of all negative forces- wickedness, violence, lust, anger, envy, greed, fear, injustice, oppression and suffering, etc. It marks the victory of good over evil. It gives a message of love, brotherhood and friendship. This festival which illuminates the hearts and lives of hundreds and thousands of people is celebrated not only in India but all around the world.

Indian Cultural Society Inc, a non-profitable charitable organization based in Hamilton, has been celebrating this biggest Indian festival with all its fervour and enthusiasm for the past 20 years. Every year, it gives opportunity to around 200 local based artists to showcase their talents in Indian art forms. It also serves as an occasion of an annual get-together for most of the 1500 families in the Waikato region. This year Diwali festival will be celebrated by Indian Cultural Society by holding 3.5 hours long stage programme on Sunday the 24th of October 2010 at Founders theatre, Hamilton starting at 6 PM with mixing and mingling. Five professional Dance troops from Auckland, Waikato and Hamilton are participating in this auspicious event. Classical, semi-classical and folk dances will be portrayed on the stage. As a 20th anniversary special, we are introducing a "Bollywood Fashion Show" which will be demonstrated by a professional team from Auckland.

As food and sweets are unavoidable part of Diwali, this time food packets will be given to all attendees.

 

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