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Incham to celebrate Diwali festival in town
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Incham to celebrate Diwali festival in town

By Thuy Nguyen in HCMC 

The Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam will celebrate Diwali on October 26 at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel, 88 Dong Khoi St., Dist., 1 from 6:30 p.m. onwards. 

Diwali, the most popular festival of India, is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of good over evil wherein lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind. It is also known as Deepavali in some parts of the sub-continent.

Diwali is celebrated for three consecutive days at the end of the Hindu month of Ashwayuja.  Indians regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships. In some Hindu calendars Diwali is the beginning of the New Year.  During Diwali, Indians worship Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity and for many businesses this marks the new accounting year and new ventures.

Vị trí đặt quảng cáoDiwali is celebrated as national festival, cutting across regional and religious barriers by Indians today.

On this occasion, Incham is inviting the contemporary folk soft rock Indian band, Dhunn, to join the festival. The band members are Ankur Bhasin and Muneer Mohsin who released their self-titled debut cover recently in Mumbai. Both play guitars and are vocalists. “We brought in plenty of live music in terms of flute, sarangi and sitar on the cover,” say Muneer in a statement. As for inspiration, “love in our lives and more,” says Ankur about the album that talks of never-dying hope, happiness, betrayal and separation.

Incham will also hold a fund-raising for charity during the festival. In 2007 VND160 million was raised in the Diwali festival for the “House for the poor” program conducted by the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.

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