India Association of New Hampshire hosted a Diwali Festival and Garba at the Nashua North High School in Nashua, NH on November 4. The event featured a cultural extravaganza with several local group performances. Dr. Anil Saigal, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and founder of Lokvani was the chief guest.
Dr. Saigal gave an inspirational speech. He talked about the amazing contributions that the Indian Americans in New Hampshires have made particularly in helping the underprivileged. He applauded their service efforts through soup kitchens and also running training programs for refugees. “Diwali is a celebration where we light lamps to get rid of darkness. May we all become the light that can bring hope to those that are less fortunate” said Dr. Saigal. Dr. Saigal said IANH was like family where he and his wife Ranjani have been fortunate to have participated extensively in several events. He and Ranjani also presented the youth award.
In addition to the cultural event, a Diwali bazaar where several local vendors presented their wares was also hosted. Later in the evening a Garba was held where all locals gathered to dance the night away.
A fun evening for all those who attended. The decorations were provided by Taranaom Creations. Food was by Chowrashtra Indian Eatery and sound was by DJ Sam.
The event was fun day for all.