North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Council Member Viviana Russell, and Town Council Member Peter Zuckerman recently attended the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha, or BAPS, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Diwali Celebration in Melville on Monday, Oct. 28.
BAPS is a Hindu religious and social organization within the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism. BAPS Mandirs teach the arts, language, music, and philosophy that are the roots of Hindu heritage.
Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board Members presented a Proclamation of Recognition in honor of their Diwali celebration. Diwali, an annual five-day celebration, is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated all over the world.