Queens Borough President celebrates Diwali in Richmond Hill, NY

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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards hosted a Diwali function at the Maha Lakshmi Mandir in Richmond Hill, New York City, on October 19. Richards is seen here with one of the performers at the event.
Photo: Queens Borough President’s Office

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards hosted a Diwali celebration on Oct. 19 at the Maha Lakshmi Mandir in Richmond Hill, NYC, to mark the Festival of Lights with the Caribbean Indian residents.

The Borough President has been a supporter of making Diwali a school holiday. Speaking at the event, he said Diwali is about validating communities who have fought for equal recognition more than just religious commemoration.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards (center) with the team of performers at the Diwali celebrations on October 19 at the Maha Lakshmi Mandir in Richmond Hill, New York. Photo: Queens Borough President’s Office

Writing on Instagram later, Richards said, “What a powerful and moving evening in #RichmondHill yesterday, as #Queens came out in force to celebrate #Diwali….To all our Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain families, may the upcoming Festival of Lights bring you peace, knowledge and community.”

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