Western Union Brent Diwali 2006

Western Union Brent Diwali 2006

The Brent Diwali celebrations kicked off on 14th October at 9.00am-2.30pm, where beautifully created Rangoli designs were displayed in Ealing Road Library as part of the Western Union Rangoli competition.

Designs were submitted by the local pupils of Brent. The day extended to the annual procession across the streets of Wembley, accompanied by the spectacular decorative floats. Western Union’s own float was beautifully adorned in honour of the Goddess Lakshmi. The ‘switching on’ of the The Brent Diwali streetlights took place on Ealing Road by The Mayor of Brent and bhangra artist, Jassi Sidhu. The last point of the parade was at Barham Park, where from 7.00pm the music stage illuminated with an impressive firework display, marking the end of the day’s festivities.

At this year’s event, there was also a special festive tent for the children, where Fexco as Authorized Representative of Western Union hosted a variety of fun filled activities such as sari and turban tying competitions, percussion workshops, jugglers and lots of entertaining fun and games. Central to Diwali’s ethos of providing charity and service, also participating in the activities in the Children’s Tent will be Children Walking Tall (CWT), a charity organisation set up to help children who live on the streets and slums of India, endeavouring to provide education, medicinal care, shelter and food to severely disadvantaged children.


Western Union thorough its Authorized Representative in the UK will also be sponsoring the Diwali celebrations at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden on 21st and 22nd October 2006, where a hundred thousand people are expected to attend.

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