A Diwali party was organized on October 26th 2008 at Caldwell Pathshala, NJ. All the pathshala members were invited using the Evites resulting in more than 95% attendance. The dress code was Indian traditional only, where the best dressed person would be awarded. The entrance of the hall was decorated with colorful rangolis, divas, torans, etc. The inside of the halls was decorated as spectecular as the outside with a beautiful frame of Parshwanath Swami highlighted with exotic lamps. The appetizers started with chocolate fondue, a fruit punch fountain, home made fafda, etc. The afternoon started with the recital of Namokar Mantra. Followed by a game of “Diwalingo” a Diwali Bingo. After which the Bollywood stars Jitendra and SriDevi visited the Diwali party, dancing away to their hit song “Ta Thaya” of the movie, “Himmatwala”, which was the highlight of the whole event.
This was followed by a Diva decorating competition by the pathshala students. After which everyone danced away to the beat of garba music. Then everyone enjoyed delicious Jain Punjabi food which was totally in sync with the festivity. A round of Dandiya Ras concluded the enjoyable afternoon.
The glamour and the splendor of the party became a novelty for some, and an inspiration for others.