15th National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill
By A Correspondent
Hon. Deepak Obhrai, P.C., M.P. hosted the 15th National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on November 17 evening.
He was joined by Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Opposition, Parliamentarians, members of the Ottawa diplomatic corps and an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 people from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.
The Diwali Celebration was organized by Mr. Obhrai with the cooperation of the Ottawa based Indo Canadian Community Centre in association with more than 25 Hindu Temples and Indo-Canadian Community Organizations from across Canada.
The following organizations joined Hon. Deepak Obhrai to organize this year’s Diwali Celebration:
Indo-Canadian Community Centre of Ottawa; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto; Hindu Sabha Mandir of Brampton; Hindu Mandir Montreal; Hindu Society of Calgary; Vishwa Shakti Durga Mandir of Ottawa; Vishnu Mandir of Richmond Hill; Bharat Mata Mandir Brampton; Ram Mandir Mississauga; Laxmi Narayan Mandir of Scarborough; Canadian Hindu Awareness Foundation; Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton; Hindu Mission of Canada Quebec; Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) Canada; India Canada Association of Ottawa; India Canada Organization Montreal; Malayalee Association of Ottawa; India Canada Association of Montreal; India Canada Friendship Circle; Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber; Network of Indian Professionals; Gujarati Cultural Association Ottawa; Patanjali Yoga Ottawa; Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council; Mirch Masala Radio.
Hon. Deepak Obhrai and Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Opposition, joined by Parliamentarians and organizers, light the traditional Diwali lamp to the blessings of Hindu priests, at the 15th National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill.