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Diwali celebration in Cleveland City Hall

Diwali Celebration 2011
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
October 21, 2011

The Federation of India Community Associations (FICA) hosted a celebration of Diwali in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall on October 21, 2011.

Statue for Diwali

After networking, snacks and cocktails, Master of Ceremonies Asim Datta welcomed the crowd.

Asim Datta

Asim Datta


Diwali stage



Asim then introduced FICA President Mona Alag.

Asim Datta and Mona Alag

FICA President Mona Alag



Mona introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson



Mayor Jackson presented certificates to Mona and FICA.

Asim Datta, Mayor Frank Jackson and Mona Alag

Mayor Frank Jackson and Mona Alag


Mona Alag


Ariella Brown from Congressman Marcia Fudge's office and George Brown from US Senator Rob Portman's office were introduced and spoke briefly.

Ariella Brown from Congressman Marcia Fudge's office

Ariella Brown


George Brown from US Senator Rob Portman's office

George Brown



Diwali group on stage


Mona Alag and Mayor Frank Jackson

Asim Datta told how Diwali is celebrated in many different ways in India and that the feast has many different aspects.

On Page 2, see the award-winning Peacock and Snake Dance choreographed by Shivankari Sanjeevan and Ahalya Ramanathan

On Page 3, see pictures of people in the crowd at the Diwali celebration


2011 Diwali - Page 1 (This Page)
FICA presentations and speeches

2011 Diwali - Page 2
Award-winning dance recital Peacock and Snake Dance

2011 Diwali - Page 3
Pictures of people in the crowd at the Diwali celebration


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