Diwali at Times Square is celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion


Our Bureau

New York, NY

Gopi Dairy Diwali at Times Square will once again illuminate Times Square in New York City on October 27-28, 2023. Since its inception in 2013, this annual celebration has been an event of joy, embodying the true essence of Diwali: “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” dispelling inner darkness through the light of knowledge, and promoting love, peace, harmony, and unity through the rich art and culture of India.

This year marks a significant milestone as the event introduces the inaugural Diwali NYC School Holiday, celebrating with the children of NYC Schools at the iconic Times Square. Recently, the Consulate General of India, NY hosted a press conference as a prelude to this grand celebration. Dignitaries including Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, Congressman Gregory Meeks, and Assembly Member Jennifer Rajkumar, who played a pivotal role in recognizing Diwali as a public holiday in NYC, highlighted the importance of this event.

Consul General Randhir Jaiswal emphasized the enduring relationship between India and the United States that Diwali represents, while Congressman Gregory Meeks praised its significance in illuminating Times Square and the world. Assemblywoman Jennifer Rajkumar expressed her dedication to unity and Hindu values.

Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori addressed the media on behalf of the Executive Board of Times Square. Neeta Bhasin, the founder, unveiled the event’s plan and talked about her vision. It’s a vision of unity in diversity. It is a celebration that welcomes people of all backgrounds to come together and share in the joy of Diwali.”

Title Sponsor, CEO of Gopi Dairy, Rostom Baghdassarian, said, “We are proud sponsor ‘Gopi Dairy Diwali at Times Square 2023’, a festival rooted in peace, new beginnings, and the human values of gratitude and humility. At Gopi, we’re honoured to have been part of your daily lives for over a decade, delivering pure dairy products from our family to yours”.

Top-charting Bollywood singer Mika Singh, Indo American Singer and influencer Shuba, Devotional Singer Shivali, and local artists are expected to perform.

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