Celebrations for Hindu competition of sunshine


(16 Oct 2011) SHOTLIST
1. Mid of statue of Hindu elephant god Ganesh at Trafalgar Sq., London double decker bus passing by
2. Broad of Trafalgar sq. fountain with crowds gathered to have fun the Hindu competition of Diwali
3. Mid of individuals holding ornamental umbrellas, pull out to broad of stage and crowd at Trafalgar Sq.
4. Mid of kids performing conventional dance on stage
5. Broad of conventional dance on stage
6. Mid of stage with officers UPSOUND (Hindi/English) Richard Barnes, Deputy Mayor of London:
“(Hindi) Greetings! (English) That is the tenth time we now have celebrated Diwali on the sq. and I don’t consider I’ve ever seen so many individuals right here as we now have received immediately.”
7. Broad of crowd seated on stairs of Trafalgar sq.
8. Mid of individuals seated on stairs cheering UPSOUND (English) “Completely satisfied Diwali”
9. Varied of crowd cheering and beginning to dance
10. Broad of stage, individuals dancing
11. Mid of policewoman dancing
12. Broad of boy on shoulders whereas individuals dance
13. Shut-up of lady, stage in background
14. Broad of sq. with individuals dancing conventional Garba dance
15. Broad of crowd dancing subsequent to fountain
16. Arrange shot of organiser Nil Kumar from the Diwali in London Committee
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Nil Kumar, Organiser, Diwali in London Committee:
“The Hindus have fun due to return of Lord Rama, the Sikh have fun due to Guru Gobind Singh and the Jains have fun it due to Lord Mahavira. And that is one alternative for us to unite all people on the sq. and have fun Diwali in London.”
18. Broad of crowd dancing, fountain in foreground
19. Mid of individuals dancing, kids dancing in foreground
20. Mid of household, banner in background studying (English) “Diwali Competition”
21. Shut of banner and folks seated
22. Reflection of Diwali banner in water
23. Shut-up of lady consuming, pull out to mid of household consuming
24. Pan of ladies draping individuals in saris
25. Mid of girl being dressed
26. Shut-up of girl being dressed
27. Mid of girl smiling being lined with sari
28. Mid of ladies chatting, sporting saris
29. SOUNDBITE (English) Gwendoline (no final identify given), German scholar residing in London:
“They gave away 150 free saris to the primary who got here right here, and we had been fortunate, so I received a free sari and I used to be taught easy methods to put on it and it was actually superb.”
30. Broad of Trafalgar Sq., girls sporting saris in foreground
Hundreds of Londoners descended on Trafalgar Sq. to have fun the Hindu competition of Diwali or “Competition of Lights”, which signifies the beginning of their new 12 months.
Though the official date is in one other 10 days, organisers say between 30-thousand and 40-thousand individuals had been on the sq. on Sunday, marking the 10th version of “Diwali on the Sq.”.
“That is the tenth time we now have celebrated Diwali on the sq. and I don’t consider I’ve ever seen so many individuals right here as we now have received immediately,” mentioned Richard Barnes, Deputy Mayor of London.
The origins of Diwali are traced to Lord Rama’s return dwelling after 14 years in exile, an occasion that climaxed in a conflict.
Hindus commemorate the battle as a overcome evil and have fun by exchanging items, letting off fireworks and lighting small earth lamps, known as diyas.
The phrase Diwali or Deepavali (in its full kind), means ‘a row of lamps’.
The competition lasts for 5 days and every day of celebrations is related to completely different myths, legends and beliefs.
The competition is well known by not simply Hindus, but in addition these of different faiths, mentioned organiser Nil Kumar from the Diwali in London Committee.
Individuals from all ages danced on the sq. and tasted conventional meals whereas watching performances on stage.
For many who received there early, there was a pleasant freebie, defined German scholar Gwendoline.

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