Music, songs, drum-beats, dances, bhajans and the lively anchoring have all electrified the Diwali celebrations at Trafalgar Square on Sunday,3rd November….reports Ragasudha Vinjamuri
A compelling variety of dances demonstrated the flavour of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, alongside entertaining Bollywood and traditional classical dancing coupled with other sequences.
Euphoria gripped the audiences who gathered in big numbers in spite of initial inclement weather. The Square burst into life with a variety of zones for Yoga & Meditation, Dance, Culture, Children, Saree wearing, Turban tying, etc.
Ramayana Puppet show was a special attraction. Vegetarian food had an interesting menu. Thousands of visitors have thronged to see yet another dazzling display of Indian culture and festivities on the Trafalgar Square, overseen by a big Ganesha Idol on one side.
Members of DIL committee have joined the chair of this year’s DOTS Telugu Association of London and the youth members on stage at the inaugural and lighting of the lamp. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan rendered a message of solidarity and wished everyone happiness and joy on the occasion. DIL selected acts continued to rock the visitors until it was time to bid adieu.