The Dushera cum Diwali was celebrated in the European Parliament by the Hindu Forum of Europe and Golden Tours Foundations, on 18th October 2018. The event was hosted by MEP Neena Gill and co-hosted by MEP Jo Leinen in the presence of MEPs Sion Simon (SDP), Wazid Khan (SDP), Charles Tannock(Conservative). The Ambassadors of India, Nepal, Mauritius, South Africa and Sri Lanka graced the function along with European dignitaries from HRWF, EMB, Executief van de Moslims van België Mehmet ÜSTÜN, Hon.Consul General of India and others.
The business tycoons and sponsors were seen with their families for the first time.
The guests came from UK, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Belgium and Holland. The event started with prayers and lighting of lamp, followed by distinguished speakers from European Parliament and member organisations. Dr. Dendooven Dominiek, Research assistant from Flander Field’s Museum gave an impressive talk on 'Remembering Forgotten Soldiers.’ There were two Bharatnatyam performances by Neha Patel and Nima Barbaria and Radha Kirshna dance by Sherya and Sharda from Art Lounge9. Snacks were served and the event ended with Raas Garba Dance performed by all the audience not once, but three times. Buffet Dinner set the final tone to the Diwali event. Guests left the hall with Goody Bags promising to come next year.