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Diwali is celebrated in Marlborough

By John Swinconeck, Contributing Writer

Dancers perform the traditional Indian Classical Tale of Kaliya Daman.

Dancers perform the traditional Indian Classical Tale of Kaliya Daman.

Marlborough ??” Dancers took to the stage as Bollywood music thundered through the auditorium at Marlborough Middle School Nov. 17, as the India Society of Worcester (ISW) held its Annual Diwali Cultural program. Dancers?both children and adults?in modern and traditional dress performed during the observance of Diwali, a festival of lights that also marks a new year.

“People have come from all over,” said the ISW's Ragini Seth.

ISW is marking its 50th anniversary this year, and will cap off yearlong celebrations with the Semi-Centennial Grand Gala, held Nov. 30 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Go to ISWOnline.org for more information.

Dancers from the Shaila School of Dance on stage during the India Society of Worcester's Diwali festival in Marlborough.

Dancers from the Shaila School of Dance on stage.

 IMG_5896:  Dancers from the Amudhasri School of Dance on stage.

Dancers from the Amudhasri School of Dance on stage.

Dancers from Performing Arts of New England.

Dancers from Performing Arts of New England.

Manraj Bimrah, right, of Westborough, gets some help from her mother, Daljit, before performing.

Manraj Bimrah, right, of Westborough, gets some help from her mother, Daljit, before performing.

Divya Bawa, left, of Southborough, undergoes a last-minute adjustment with the help of her mother, Nisha, before performing.

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