&TV’s young actress Ruhana Khanna, known for her much loved role in ‘Gangaa’ will be attending the Mayor of London۪s Diwali festival in London this weekend.
Since its launch in the UK in April, ‘Gangaa’ has regularly topped the channel’s ratings. The show is an inspiring story of a child widow who is characterized with the indomitable spirit and will to survive. She is considered to be a threat to age old customs of the society. However, her spirit and resilience ensure that she emerges a winner.
Londoners from all communities and visitors to the capital are invited to attend the celebrations, which feature lively music and dance, delicious food and drink, plus activities for the whole family to enjoy. The free event is being organised to mark Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in India and many other countries around the world. With ZEE TV as the media partner It is being staged by the Mayor of London in association with the DIL (Diwali in London) Committee, with support from headline sponsor Lebara Mobile. Western Union and Kerala Tourism are also supporting the festival.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: Our annual Diwali festival is a highlight of London۪s cultural calendar and wonderfully reflects the vibrancy of the city۪s many communities who make a huge contribution to life in the capital. The festival۪s central messages of peace and mutual respect are of great importance to all Londoners as well as to Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. To everyone celebrating in London and beyond, I wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Neeraj Dhingra, CEO of ZEE Europe, said: In keeping with our philosophy Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam۪ which means The World is my Family, ZEE is delighted to be a part of the Mayor of London۪s very colorful celebration of Diwali once again. It۪s a much awaited time of the year and the Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square is a perfect start of the festivities. Zee welcomes all nationalities and cultures to Trafalgar Square to join in the celebrations and we will be providing world-class entertainment at this iconic location alongside several fun activities.
The free-event takes place this Sunday (11th October) at Trafalgar Square, London, from 13:00 until 19:00.