North Hempstead officials attend BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in celebration of Diwali

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(Left to Right): Council Member Viviana Russell, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Girish Patel, and Council Member Peter Zuckerman celebrate Diwali with the members of BAPS) Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. (Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead)

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.

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