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Waitakere Indian Association was one of the first Indian organisations to mark Diwali publicly in Year 2000.
At Waitakere Diwali this year, you will find something new and something traditional.
While there will be food from various parts of India and Pacific tastes, there will be outdoor and indoor performances, last minute shopping for Diwali and activities for children.
Try your Doosra at the Cricket nets, enjoy performances by young and old and watch the segment dedicated to traditional dances of India.
‘Ram Lila’ will be performed in English with fireworks in the evening concluding Waitakere Diwali 2019.
We would love if you would join us on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from midday at The Trusts Arena, Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Entry is Free.
Our best wishes and greetings on Diwali to all of you.
We wish that all your dreams and resolves get fulfilled in every possible way! May your lives be blessed with success and happiness.
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Waitakere Diwali has become an icon of not only West Auckland but the whole of New Zealand. Among others, it has been continuously featured in the calendar of Auckland year after year.
And in doing so, unlike other similar organisations, it has always granted opportunities to all its executives to gain leadership positions, and train as leaders.
WIA is mindful of the fact that Diwali needs to retain its theme, its respectability, reverence and dignity. In following that policy, the Association has checks and balances to have a mix of modern culture with tradition to ensure Diwali retains its light of wisdom, divinity and dignity.