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Kali Puja event marks Diwali festivities in London

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A first-of-its-kind in the south suburb of on Wednesday set a new tradition as part of the city's annual festivities.

Organised by the non-profit organisation Bengali Connection (CBC), the event is expected to attract hundreds of members of the Indian diaspora as well as local politicians.

"has long been one of the most important events on calendar and it coincides with the annual worship of Goddess Kali (Goddess of Power). This is the first time both these mega festivals are being celebrated together in London," a CBC statement said.

CBC describes its goal as the promotion of British Indian and heritage in the UK and working towards enriching cultural heritage and community integration in and around and south-east

It was set up in 2010 as a platform to nurture Bengali cultural heritage and tradition.

"CBC has grown out of its infant stage, and carved a niche for itself while connecting Bengalis from various areas of south and beyond," the statement said.

The event, to be attended by of Bernadette Khan, will be marked by prayers and lighting of lamps, culminating in an authentic Indian meal.

The has also received the royal seal of approval, with writing in with her "warm good wishes for a most successful event".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 09:30 IST