It is commonly known by many people now that the Indian festival of Diwali or Deepawali (row of lamps) represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance. In keeping with the tradition, Vedic Global spread more light and cheer through its virtual Diwali celebration on 31 October 2021.
The evening started with prayers that invited Lord Ganesha’s blessing, followed by a recital of the Gayatri Mantra for universal peace and happiness. After that, our online celebrations were a virtual feast of entertainment with many spectacular performances that comprised dancing, singing and spiritual reflection.
Children from Vedic Concept School performed fantastic dance performances, which all the attendees applauded. Dance performances were also delivered by participants from Rachana Natyalaya. The encouragement from the parents who motivate their children to prepare and participate is also worth noting, and they deserve equal applause.
Many dignitaries graced the event. As the chief guest, Hon Kaushaliya Vaghela MP (Member for the Western Metropolitan Region at the Parliament of Victoria) wished all the attendees best wishes for an auspicious Diwali. Hon Raj Kumar (Consul General of India – Melbourne) spoke about the importance of Diwali and its symbolism for Indians globally. Vedic Global was proud to partner with the Consulate General of India, Melbourne, bringing together this Diwali event as part of its Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. In his speech, Peter Maynard (Wyndham City Councillor) highlighted how he enjoyed the festivities of Diwali not only in our event but in multicultural Wyndham as a whole through the sharing of various diverse cultures. Councillor Susan McIntyre from the Wyndham City Councillor also attended.
Two exciting competitions formed the highlight of the evening with some great prizes. The Diwali Puja Thali decoration competition received some fabulous entries that highlighted the spirit of Diwali and showcased the traditional customs of Thali decoration. The evening ended with a Kahoot quiz that tested the participants’ knowledge of Diwali and the associated Ramayana stories behind it. The generous prizes were sponsored by Aussizz Group, Juice Veda and Vedic Concept School.
Obviously, the Diwali event was more fun as many participants and supporters joined in to celebrate with us. So, to end, the team of Vedic Global wishes more sparkles to everyone on Diwali and the ensuing year.
And if you missed our virtual celebrations, we have you covered through the help of ME TV (our media supporter) – here is a link to the broadcast for you to enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/VedicGlobal.Org/posts/407515187662803