BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE
Photos by Vinod Devlia
Atlanta, GA, December 8, 2021: Diwali Halchal stirred
up quite the hulchul in Atlanta with well over 1500 people in attendance
at the Desana Middle school in Alpharetta on November 13, 2021. A presentation
by two Atlanta women, Sruthi Chittoory of Atlanta Indian Family and Swetha
Pakala, owner of Dance Kidz Dance, the event surpassed expectations garnering
huge support from its sponsors and patrons. Hon. Davendar Singh, Consular from
Consulate General of India, Atlanta, Georgia, Bob Erramilli, Johns Creek City
Council, Dr. Charan Shikh, Founder and President of Indo-American Medical
Association” presided as the guests of honor.
Emceed by Neelima Sen, the audience soaked up the music and the dance floor with entertainment provided by DJ SWAG – Music Done Right (Naz & Tariq) and decorations by Creative Bells Events. Amidst well over 30 stalls, the event featured a fashion show by “Oitijhyo – The Tradition”, owner Anusmita Bardhan Sur, dance performances by BollyZ, owned by Joyita Hegde, musical performance by Six Strings and several performances by kids. Some of the interesting contests included Kids Costume contest (Mythological Characters ) and Arti Thali Decoration contest. Delicious food stalls, including Indian authentic menu, pizza, Indian chat, desserts were star attractions.
“It was wonderful to see such a huge gathering in a while. There were so many booths and food stalls. The Vada Pav I had at the event was one of the best I had in a long time,” said Mustafa Ajmeri, CEO of Global Entertainment and Media Services, who supported and promoted the event, along with Venkat Meesala, Sai Ram Karumanchi and Ganesh Kasam also graced the event. , Venkat Meesala, Sai Ram Karumanchi and Ganesh Kasam graced the event.
“We are very thankful to all our sponsors and supporters and the audience who showed up in huge numbers and made this event a grand success ,” said Pakala.