School Event Teaches Community About Diwali

The Armstrong Elementary School Diversity Council presented Thursday night's program.

Westborough resident Ruchi Khanna calls Diwali her "very favorite festival" of her childhood.

She and her family attended "many fairs and markets," where "we would go out shopping for gifts and special Diwali sweets," Khanna recalls.

Thursday night, Khanna shared her memories and traditions at the Armstrong Elementary School.

The school's Diversity Council hosted a program about Diwali, which, Khanna noted, is "the festival of lights."

The event featured a short narrated presentation, and food and activities associated with the festival.

The program was the Diversity Council's second of four main events planned, member Janet Hart said. Events will be held in the spring and summer, she said.

About one-third of Armstrong's student body comes from outside the United States, Hart said.

"I hope you get a sense of what the Diversity Council is all about," she said.


Danielle Carrigo November 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
It is about time that Westborough recognized the more than one in five Asian students in the schools. Of course, it is surprising given the absolute dirth of representation within administration (no one) and school committee (no one) and the less than 3% (compared to 20% of the student body) representation within the faculty. It is time for a change!


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