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Diwali celebrations at Trafalgar Square in London

Meera Syal, Nitin Ganatra and Juggy D among celebrities to switch on the Diwali Lights at The London Eye as an evening dedicated to the victims and heroes of recent terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower Fire….reports Asian Lite News

Diwali celebrations at Trafalgar Square in London

On 15 October 2017, for the first time ever, the Diwali Lights will be switched on at the London Eye to mark the Festival of Lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. The anticipated colour scheme of the London Eye will be that of traditional Rangoli patterns.  

The festival of Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. The Diwali Lights switch on will be dedicated to the victims of the recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom as well as the Grenfell Tower Fire. The switch on will also pay tribute to the selfless work of the emergency services and volunteers who worked hard to assist victims during the recent events.

Senior politicians and representatives of UK arts and culture will be among the Chief Guests who will be switching on the lights at the “Light Up London reception” being held in London. Among the Chief Guests include Indian High Commissioner Mr Sinha, comedian Meera Syal, former Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra and singer Juggy D.

Ravi Bhanot and Vijay Davda, co-chairmen of the Light Up London committee, the organisation behind this event said “We are delighted to work with the London Eye, the Indian High Commission and the various community groups to have the Diwali lights switched on at the London Eye for the first time. Diwali is the Festival of Light and this event symbolizes this perfectly.”

 by . Pranav Bhanot, event coordinator said “we believe it is important to dedicate the festival which marks the victory of good over evil to the victims of recent challenging events. Nevertheless, the festival should also celebrate the strength, resilience and bravery of the British public. We very much look forward to welcoming the guests to the Light Up London Reception.”

Guests will be treated to key note speeches, live entertainment and refreshing drinks. Funds will be raised for the Grenfell Tower Appeal.