Birmingham's Diwali Mela 2017

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:25 AM by R Dhanjal   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 12:26 AM ]

IMG_0618.JPGOn Sunday evening on the 1st of October Soho Road hosted a Diwali Mela. A lot of people turned up for the celebrations and enjoyed live performances, funfair, food and drinks and there was also a photographer taking funny pictures of people.

People enjoyed performances by Raxstar, Miss Pooja and Navin Kundra who involved the audience in their shows. Lucky fans were able to take photos with their favourite stars and talk to them which was amazing.

It was a really exciting day and we had loads of fun reporting on this special day. We asked members of the public what they enjoyed most about the Diwali Mela and Jaspreet said, “ We love to get together with friends and have fun, we really enjoyed watching Raxstar.” Gulia added, “I love meeting different people and enjoying different cultures.”  

People were lighting the traditional candles outside the temple on Soho Road, it was an amazing sight. Then the Diwali lights were turned on for the first time along Soho Road by after a countdown. Mrs Kaur said, “ I really enjoyed it and loved that there was something for all ages.” It was a great day for Handsworth.




Report by: Samilepreet C9 & Jasmeen O7