King’s Lynn hall bursts into life during Festival of Colours

Committee Group  Bharati King�"s Lynn Indian Association with children at the Gaywood Community Centre ANL-150322-174051009

Committee Group Bharati King�"s Lynn Indian Association with children at the Gaywood Community Centre ANL-150322-174051009

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Gaywood Community Hall burst into colour when a Lynn community group celebrated the ancient Indian festival of Holi.

The Bharathi King’s Lynn Indian Association (KLIA) held a special event to mark the Hindu tradition, also known as the Festival of Colours, which celebrates the arrival of spring and showcases many aspects of India’s cultural heritage.

The group’s incoming president, Dr Prabir Mitra, welcomed guests and highlights included people of all ages taking part in singing and dance, from classical Indian to the more popular Bollywood style. Youngsters also performed a short drama based on the mythological significance of Holi.

Organisers said the event also helped the group to offer continued support to local charities, with £500 being raised. On this occasion, it will be donated to a local Filipino family who recently lost their house and belongings in a house fire.

KLIA member Nishat Ahmad said: “It was a highly successful event attended by well over 150 guests that included a broad representation from the local population. We hope to organise similar events in the coming years.”

• Members of the Bharathi Kings Lynn Indian Association are pictured during the Festival of Colours. Photo: MLNF15MF03856