Diwali celebrated at Brooklyn Borough Hall steps with Mayor-Elect Eric Adams

With the Support of the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Milan Cultural Association Inc & ISKCON organized a spectacular event, Diwali, celebrating the festival of lights with devotion and love. 

The event was attended by top community leaders, musically talented vocal and instrumental artists and dancers and general audiences including attendees who were attracted by colorful and musical performances of rich cultural exhibitions of Indian Tradition. 

Dilip Chauhan, Executive Director of South Asian Affairs of the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office flagged off the program. The program opened with a welcome note from Dr Sheetal Desai, President of Milan Cultural Association-NY chapter to invite the audience with co-host Jaya Radhe from ISKCON and began with divine ‘kirtan’ by ISKCON devotees. 

A warm welcome was given to Eric Adams with a garland. Eric Adams thanked Dr Sheetal Desai for inviting and commended the host organizations Milan & ISKCON and encouraged them to maintain the roots of this deep Indian culture in the efforts of maintaining the culture and heritage in the land of opportunities. 

Eric Adams, along with Chauhan gave honored citation awards to community leaders & community achievers. 

Earlier Eric Adams had tweeted: New York is the greatest city in the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be better. As Mayor, I’m going to work to make sure our school calendar reflects the diversity of our students — and that means Diwali should be a school holiday. 

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