Dedicated members of the Verulam Hindu Cultural Group at the successful function.
The Verulam Hindu Cultural Group, in conjuncture with the Surmilan Bhajan Group and the Milan Institute, hosted a pre-Diwali function at the Ottawa Civic Hall.
More than 1500 families attended the function. Families were treated with entertainment and meals.
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Gifts were handed out to children and parents.
Also a part of the initiative was the support a girl child programme.
Seven hundred and fifty food hampers were given to less fortunate families and families from the Verulam Daycare Centre.