Banking world comes together for Diwali
The Chief General Manager of the International Operations of Bank of Baroda Mr Rajiv Abhyankar specially flew down from Mumbai to attend the gala. Talking about the event he said: “The London Diwali party is the most talked about event at Bank of Baroda, and this year I decided to see it for myself. I must say this has been an enjoyable event.”
Chief Executive of the banks European Operations Mr Dhimant Trivedi spoke about the banks success in the UK market and thanked customers and the banking fraternity in making Bank of Baroda the number one Indian bank in the UK.
Organised by Here and Now 365, the glittering event started with a welcome reception where the guests were entertained by a Bombay Harpist who strummed a medley of Bollywood tunes. Guests also took home photographic memorabilia by posing at the Bank of Baroda photo booth. They got to choose from three backgrounds – Diwali, the Taj Mahal and the Bollywood film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
As the evening progressed, guests were left in awe after a powerful performance of Arunima’s Dance Company by Akademi telling the epic story of Ramayana through a Indian classical dance. Setting the mood for the evening was a Bollywood Steel Drummer and Crew 515’s enthralling jugalbandi with the keyboard and the drums. Post dinner the guests were entertained with three Bollywood dances after which they took to the dance floor.
The evening was hosted by Zee TV anchor Natasha Asghar.
All in all it was an memorable evening with action packed entertainment.
Here and Now 365 has always prided itself for promoting multiculturalism and celebrating the ethnic diversity of the UK.