Christchurch – Thousands of people came together to celebrate the bright and colourful annual Diwali Festival in Christchurch on Saturday.Almost 10,000 people attended the annual Indian festival of lights at Horncastle Arena.
Visitors got to try a taste of Indian culture, with Bollywood and music performances, Indian cuisine and Indian clothing.
After organised in its large community level ,10th Diwali festival, organised by Indian Social and Cultural Club celebrated in the capital of south Island at Chirstchurch . The Diwali festival is celebrated with all walks of Indianand Fiji Indian community with with multiple colors of Indian culture and traditional dances and arts.
Every year Diwali festival become improved its performance and quality and increased participation is encouraged by continuous support of Public and Indian community in Christchurch
There were more than20 performances demonstrating the talent of more than 100 participants with a participation of 10000 from all walks of community of Christchurch
The Main highlight of the this year Diwali fest is the rocking performance of Canterbury Police on a mix of Bollywood songs . The performance was led by Inspector Hirone Waretini, who is in-charge of Canterbury Police Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services Group.
The continuous cordial participation and co-operation of Indian community, and other public in Christchurch make us to improve better and better every year. . Natu Rama, President of the city-based Indian Social and Cultural Club (ISCC), said.