Jivan Center hosts Diwali celebration

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Staff and clients at Jivan Adult Day Center dance during the Diwali celebration held on Friday, Oct. 25. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
Ramanbhai Brahmbhatt speaks to the significance of Diwali, which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
Program Aide Varsha Patel and Program Director Chaitali Pital danced during the Diwali celebration, which included a presentation on the holiday’s history, great food, and a number of performances. Staff Photo/Max Bowen

By Max Bowen
max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Jivan Adult Day Health Center held a celebration for Diwali a ancient Hindu festival which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Dressed in their finest, with an array of styles and colors, the clients at Jivan enjoyed traditional dances, music, and food.

Ramanbhai Brahmbhatt talked about the festival and its purpose. He said the event has a number of rituals which have great significance.

It’s about hope and tradition,” he said. “It absorbs negative energy and bring good luck.”

 

 

Care Coordinator Parul Patel presented an amazing dance during the Diwali celebration held at Jivan Day Center on Friday, Oct. 25. Staff Photo/Max Bowen