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Premier Wyne celebrates Diwali with Indians in Toronto

Premier Wyne celebrates Diwali with Indians in Toronto

India Blooms News Service | 30 Oct 2016, 02:12 am
Toronto, Oct 29 (IBNS): Ontario liberal Caucus led by Premier Kathleen Wyne, in partnership with the Consulate General of India, Toronto and Panorama India hosted a Diwali reception on Oct 26 at Woodbine Banquet Hall in Etobicoike.

The festivities started with a number of gala events, showcasing the rich culture of India. With songs, dances and talks the celebration continued over food and drinks.

The Consulate General of India, Dinesh Bhatia, conveyed his heartiest Diwali greetings to one and all among the Indian diasporic community in Toronto.

“It is me and my family’s first Diwali here in Toronto and we are very excited,” said Bhatia, the consul general of India in Toronto.

Premier Wyne, dressed in a traditional Indian red saree, extended her Diwali greetings to the community. She also recalled her earlier trips to India in 2016, bringing forward her colourful visions of the country’s festive spirit.

People from various walks of life joined together to commemorate the festival of lights, the celebration of good over evil and togetherness.

29-year-old Gyatri Tyaagi, a Torontonian, who was invited for the gathering says, “It is one of the best Diwali get together that takes place in the city. I am glad that I was invited for the same. We always celebrate the day with lot of vivre and this year was no exception.”

(Reporting by Debarati Mukherjee)

Premier Wyne celebrates Diwali with Indians in Toronto

India Blooms News Service
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