London Diwali Dhamaka

We are pleased to say our first Diwali Dhamaka planned this year concluded successfully on Saturday 29th October 2016, with the support and participation of all our dear patrons.

As always, we had a prompt start at 6:30 pm and our sincere thanks to patrons for their timely arrival to make this possible! We began the evening in a very relaxed and informal way, with about an hour of interactive musical in karaoke style sing-along format. A few experienced singers kick started the musicals and got people into the groove with the karaoke, and we had groups of upto 20 singing enthusiasts coming forward for the Group karaoke songs. Thanks so much to the lovely audiences for the level of participation and interaction, making it so much more fun !

Diwali Dhamaka 2016 Pics

About an hour later, the Ozone fireworks display took over … based on feedback from numerous attendees, we are delighted to hear our patrons really loved it. Several of them appreciated the grand spectacular fireworks display, and its festive significance coming precisely on Diwali weekend!! Our special thanks to the company “Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks” for putting up such a great show !

No Indian event is complete without a meal and we had this also well covered, with a sumptuous vegetarian feast awaiting patrons after the fireworks viewing. As with many of our events, Sri Rathiga (www.srirathiga.com) offered an excellent dinner spread this time too which everyone greatly enjoyed, our sincere thanks to JK and the entire team at Sri Rathiga for their great job this time too!

Meanwhile, the DJ and dance floor was getting ready and audience took to the dance floor for the next 2 hours all the way to closing just after 10:30 pm, rocking away to some really foot tapping Bollywood and regional hits. Our thanks to Prakash Events (www.prakashevents.com) for another rocking night, as well as for the stage decorations, backdrop and the excellent audio systems, etc.

With the families all dressed up in ethnic wear, the photo booth onsite worked really well and photo shoots were in progress until event closing ! We are pleased to inform you that we have negotiated an incredible offer also on this with V Kumar Photography who can offer you the full set of all your original hi-res digital images for just £ 10… we hope this is great news to the entire family !!

To avail this, please visit www.vkumarphotography.com/client-pictures and note reference number for your family sample pic (low res), make payment including reference number and contact the supplier (vjohri2003@yahoo.com) with your email details to receive the digital originals. It may take until later this evening to have your sample picture and reference number all populated on the above URL.

As with all our events there were raffles and great prizes as giveaways, including Bluetooth speakers, Designer perfumes, tickets to New Year’s Eve, Christmas markets travel, as well as special prizes from some our partners such as PT Wealth Management.

We are very pleased to deliver yet another successful, full house event and our apologies once again to those we could not accommodate owing to hall capacity reasons. Based on our interactions with some regular and many new attendees, the informal feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The most common theme was “this was incredible value for money, how could you possibly offer all of this at a ticket rate of £15 per person ?!!”.

This was so reassuring for us to hear as the I for India core team and really resonated with our purpose, beliefs and format of our events which is leveraging our scale and partnerships to offer a win, win experience. Such events have been possible due to our tight cost management, no profit and community focus and most importantly all our strategic partners. As a community, we wish to place on record our thanks and gratitude in this communication for their ongoing partnership and support.

Ozone Group: A partner with us for over a year now, including the grand Ozone Fireworks display at Diwali, they are among South India’s leading and fastest growing developers, having completed 5 million square feet of area and a further 15.8 million square feet in progress. The offerings range from residential to integrated townships, hotels, resorts, business parks and retail malls. Currently housing based in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Goa – for more details visit www.ozonegroup.com.

HDFC Limited: An ongoing partner who needs no introduction, HDFC is a leading provider of Housing Finance in India, who with their customised solutions has fulfilled over 4.9 million dreams over the last three and a half decades. HDFC has an office right here in London (near Trafalgar Square) to cater to the news of PIOs and NRIs who are eager a purchase a property in India. Please visit their website for more information (www.hdfc.com).

DNS Associates: DNS is an award winning, national tax-planning and accounting firm. Experts in working with owner-managed businesses, freelancers, and contractors, DNS has served thousands of clients since 2005. DNS are specialists in limited company accounting, tax advice, tax investigation, tax planning, and accounting services. All partners and senior staff members of the DNS team are either qualified professionals, for more details of their services visit www.dnsassociates.co.uk.

Lifeline Protect: Lifeline Protect is committed to offering the best services to its clients, working with a carefully selected panel of insurers to provide a range of insurance services from Life insurance, Building & Content insurance, Private Medical insurance, Serious Illness insurance and Income protection insurance. For more details on their offerings, please visit www.lifelineprotect.co.uk

PT Wealth Management: They specialise in providing wealth management advice to individuals and businesses, helping them to create a realistic and achievable financial plan in line with their current and future objectives. PT wealth management office bespoke and tailored advice to meet individual client needs, for more details of their service please visit www.ptwealthmanagement.co.uk.

Finally, our thanks and gratitude once again to each and every patron for your event attendance and the trust placed in us, you are the real I for India community which adds purpose to this movement. We were also happy to interact with many of you in person and get your thoughts and feedback.

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