HOPKINTON, MA–The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton, a two-year-old non-profit organization, has installed its first lighted display on the occasion of Diwali in Hopkinton, MA.
“We plan to do this every year,” Meena Kaushik, Outreach Chair of the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton, told INDIA New England News.
Ms. Kaushik said that of the total population of about 18,000 people in Hopkinton, there are about 2,000 people of South Asian origin who hail from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
She said Hopkinton is one of the first towns in Massachusetts to have a lighted display on the occasion of Diwali. The display was built and installed by the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton.
The lighted Diwali display is installed at Hopkinton Town Common to wish all residents of Hopkinton a very happy Diwali, or the Festival of Light. Diwali is celebrated every autumn and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to bring together the collective strength and share the vibrant spirit of the South Asian diaspora of Hopkinton. They do so with a variety of cultural events, community outreach and civic engagement.