The Grand Diwali Motorcade and Cultural Show is a grand and festive event brought to you by The Divya Jyoti Association, Inc. The show takes place at the Arya Spiritual Center Grounds located at 104-20 133rd Street, Richmond Hill NY 11418 at 7:30PM. Where an array of artists from dancers, singers to actor and actresses will surely enlighten your evening on November 10, 2012.
The program is always hosted by prominent members of the Indian community with previous hosts that include; Joya Dass of AVS, ABC and CNN, Kishore Seunarine of WEE Radio, Rose Hyder of Bacchanal Radio, Tanuja Raghoo of Caribbean Spotlight, Rick Ramdehal of Sexy Dancin' and Lakshmee Singh of Lets Talk With Lakshmee just to name a few.
This year the MC will be Lead Male singer of The Supertones Band King Raj.
Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated in a very spectacular and joyous way, with thousands of celebrants joining the Diwali Motorcade that rolls through Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill Queens. Gorgeously decorated floats, aglow with myriads of lights and colors, that glint on a sea of beaming faces invoke an atmosphere of exotic beauty and spiritual joy. The dream of five women - Dolly Singh, Daveena Ramgolam, Lolita Singh, Kumarie Dindiyal and Sachee Beer - is realized in a very dramatic and sensational manner.
The Diwali Motorcade starts from the Arya Samaj Spiritual Grounds located on 133rd street and weers left onto Liberty Avenue passing the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir to 123rd Street then glides right to 103 Avenue, then returns to 133rd Street passing Sybils Bakery where all floats in the Motorcade are greeted by the judges. The floats in the Motorcade are judged on a predetermined set of criteria related to creativity, originality and relevance to Diwali.