The Leeds City-Walk community came together with Councillor Annie Maloney (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) to celebrate Diwali on Sunday (5 November 2023) at the Spinning Wheel on Dewsbury Road.
The event, organised by Mr Suhas Pawar along with the organising committee, was a great success with over 200 attendees. The celebrations were kicked off with Councillor Annie Maloney lighting the Diya. This was followed by cultural performances including Bollywood dancing and instrumental recitals from both local children and adults.
The celebrations continued into the evening with food provided by local sponsors and a firework display to round the evening off.
Cllr Annie Maloney said:
“It was an absolute pleasure to attend and I was so honoured to light the Diya. The world can seem a very dark place, so I’m incredibly grateful we could all be together here in Leeds and celebrate the light. I commend and thank the organisers for such a brilliant evening and for their hospitality. The entertainment was fantastic, and I’ve been thinking about the food ever since – I’ll be ordering panipuri at every opportunity from now on!”
Mr Suhas Pawar said:
“Diwali is a festival that brings people together. The event set the tone for the Diwali festival which falls on 10 November 2023 this year and ends on 14 November. Being able to organise events like these enhances community bonds, diversity and peace, making Leeds a great place to live.”
This post was written by Suhas Pawar and Cllr Annie Maloney
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