Published: Monday, 13 November 2023
*Shared on behalf of the Oadby & Wigston Hindu Community
On Friday 10 November the Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community hosted a vibrant Diwali lunch at St Paul’s Church, Hamble Road, Oadby, drawing a lively crowd of over 50 attendees.
This weekly event, held every Friday from 12.30pm to 2pm, has become a beloved tradition in the borough, offering a delectable full vegetarian thali for the unbeatable price of £6.50.
Esteemed guests at today's festivities included MP Neil O’Brien and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Leader Samia Haq, further highlighting the community's significance. The culinary delights were provided by Jai Jaliyan, whose delectable offerings left attendees raving about the flavours.
The atmosphere was nothing short of delightful, with a special nod to the sponsored karaoke session by Mr Kanti Sharma and family, adding a harmonious touch to the festivities.
Initiated by the Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community, the lunch club aims to create a warm and inclusive space for borough residents. Attendees relish not only great food but also good company and engaging activities such as chair yoga, meditation, and games.
Chair of OWHC and Founder of the lunch club, Priti Joshi expressed gratitude, saying, "Thank you to everyone who joined us today. Your presence added to the joy and warmth of our Diwali celebration."
In a nutshell, the Diwali lunch was a resounding success, blending cultural celebration, community building, and delectable cuisine in a harmonious experience that reflects the spirit of Diwali.