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STATE HOUSE -- State Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston) will join the India Association of Rhode Island in celebrating “Diwali, the Festival of Lights” at the Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903 on Friday, October 20, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm.
“I am very proud to celebrate this day, along with the India Association of Rhode Island, and along with other Rhode Islanders, enjoy the varieties of multicultural performances featuring graceful classical dances, ethnic folk dances, exciting Bollywood dances that will be presented,” said Representative Lancia.
In India, Diwali memorializes the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. Diwali represents the final victory of the positive forces, so it is always a time for celebration and jubilation. It is for this reason that Diwali is not just a festival of India, but a festival full of significance for all.
The India Association of Rhode Island serves over 3000 families of Asian-Indian origin by promoting and providing an authentic image of India and its culture within Rhode Island and surrounding communities. The India Association of Rhode Island also strives to cultivate understanding and harmony between our Indian & American communities of Rhode Island.
Due to space limitation, the event is open to invitees only.
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903