Staff at the Couva District Health Facility celebrated the “Festival of Lights” on Friday 2nd November, 2018. Dr. Pravathy Kadir during her opening remarks delved into the history and meaning of Divali in various parts of India. She encouraged persons to look within their hearts, remove negative emotions and extend love and kindness to others. The audience of 30 persons were entertained with a dance from a member of the Shiv Shakti Dance Group, a fashion show during which staff members modelled traditional Indian attire. There were also decorative deyas, Indian wear and a book featuring Mehindi designs on display. Indian delicacies were distributed to all and diyas were lit after 6:00 p.m., symbolising the triumph of light over darkness.

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