Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Diwali motorcade enjoyed by thousands
The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Motorcade held on the eve of Diwali this year saw the participation of thousands of Guyanese who thronged the roadways and converged at traditional end point; the LBI Community Centre Ground.
Over 20 floats participated and those who viewed this year’s creations where impressed with the fantastic artistry displayed on the small and large vehicles. Participants hailed from all across the country. There was a high level of involvement by youth and many of the innovative designs were done entirely by them. The Sabha applauds their efforts and would like to encourage the involvement of more youths across the country in this annual exercise. For the first time, the event was carried live through E-networks and Guyanese and others were blown away by the Dharmic Sabha’s Diwali which has become synonymous with Diwali in Guyana
President of the Dharmic Sabha, Dr. Vindhya Vasini Persaud expressed her heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the thousands who attended and encouraged unity and respect for each other’s culture and beliefs. She also advocated for empowerment of women and investment in youth so that their full potential could be realized. She urged fathers and mothers to work as a team to develop stable families and that decisions be made wisely to influence all in a positive direction. Dr. Persaud emphasized that lighting of the diya was to remind us to rekindle the light within and to radiate positivity, optimism and hope to all.
ZEETV came on board for the first time and the winner of ZEETV Sa RE Ga Ma Pa Kushal Paul and finalist Jyotika Tangre delighted the mammoth crowd with beautiful performances. Dances by the DharmicNrityaSangh held persons spellbound and the perfect complement was provided by excellent tassa by Dynamic and Rising Stars Tassa Bands. Top Guyanese singers from around the country were enjoyed by all.
The Sabha wishes to extend congratulations to all the participants and winners of the Diwali Motorcade 2016 and sincere gratitude to all of the sponsors including major sponsor Digicel, the Sabha’s exclusive Telecommunication Partner which has sponsored all our motorcades across the country.
The results for the DharmicSabha’s Diwali Motocade 2016 were as follows: Large category- Success Hindu Templ -1st (Coca Cola/ Icee), Golden Om Dharmic Youth Group -2nd (ToolsiePersaud Ltd.& Group of Companies and Regal Stationery & Computer Centre), Dharmic Naujawan-3rd ( Guyana Power & Light Inc. &Denmor Garments), Soesdyke Vishnu Mandir – 4th (Smalta&AnsaMcAl), LBI Hindu Temple -5th (Ready Mix Concrete Ltd. and TSD Lall& Co.), Good Hope Mahaica Mandir -6th (Guyana Bank For Trade &Industry).
Small category -Balesar Family-1st (Massy Guyana Ltd. and Cellsmart Inc.), Bath Shri Krishna Mandir-2nd (UMDA PALKA Ghee &BarcellosNarine& Co.& Kanhai’s Guyana Elelctrical Agency), Camille’s Institute – 3rd 150,000 (King’s Jewellery World & TCL Guyana Inc & DIGICOM) Philadephia Hindu Temple- 4th (Golyn & Sons &L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons), Windsor Forest Radha Krishna Mandir -5th( IshwarRamlall – Brampton, Canada &Apex Insurance Brokers Inc.) De Willem Hindu Temple -6th (LENS) Commercial Category – 1st, EDWARD B. BEHARRY &COMPANY (trophy-Demerara Bank Ltd.) and overall most Creative Prize – EDWARD B. BEHARRY & CO. – Trophy sponsored by Mr. Topper & Blue Waters – Southland Inc.
Thanks to Anjees for Murtis donated to the mandirs with best designs; Bath Shri Krishna Mandir,Philadelphia Hindu Temple, Success Hindu Temple and SoesdykeVishnu Mandir. The Andrew Arts Trophy for Most Creative Design by Mandirs was won by Success Hindu Temple.