Indian Cultural Society (Waikato) Inc. was formed in 1990 and is one of the older organisations who initiated the celebration of Diwali festival in Hamilton and still carrying on the tradition. The aim of the society is to foster advancement of Indian tradition, language and literature and also to promote and develop multiculturalism philosophy influencing activities and structures within NZ society.
The night consist of lightening of Diya, cultural performances from professionals around Hamilton and Auckland in the form of various regional dances from India like Bharta Natyam, Garba, Dandiya Raas, Kathakali, Goan dance, Cumbia Dance, Bollywood dances and vibrant Bhangra and Giddha performances. The evening will start with lightening of Diya by High Commissioner and then addressing the audience at the Founders Theatre (one of the best in the country).Mix and Mingle will start at 6.00pm and function officially start at 7pm. The other invitees are local MP’s, Mayor of Hamilton and Indian MP’s.
Indian Cultural Society along with Country Section have been celebrating Diwali from the last 22 odd years in Hamilton and present one of the bigger and great entertainment show for the Waikato Region people every year.