Diwali Mela 2016 A cultural evening

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(By Raj Rahi for South Asian Insider) New Jersey- The Ridgewood Indian Community (RIC) and the Glen Rock Indian Community (GRIC) in collaboration with the Community Relations Advisory Board (CRAB) hosted the DIWALI MELA 2016 – an entertainment packed evening showcasing the rich Indian culture and heritage through a variety ethnic performances. The evening, which marked the celebration of Diwali – the annual Indian Festival Of Lights, was well attended by both the enthusiastic Indian and non-Indian communities from the neighboring towns of Ridgewood and Glen Rock. Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair and is observed around the fall season every year.