Lowell General Hospital celebrated Diwali 2021 on Tuesday, November 9th in the Clark Auditorium. Diwali or Dipawali is an annual festival of lights taking place in the fall and is one of India’s most popular and important holidays. Celebrated by over a billion people around the world, the Hindu holiday symbolizes the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and light over darkness. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa or diyas) that are lit outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
Unlike past years, the Philanthropy offered attendees to pick up a Chaat Box that included traditional Indian appetizers and sweets. The committee of Dr. Sonali Ayar, Dr. Supriya Rao, Kacey Decker, Jennifer Hanson, and Kylie Desrosiers worked to bring the spirit of Diwali to the hospital during this unprecedented time. A lighting ceremony was held with a welcome from Amy Hoey, RN and a blessing from Dr Shashi Dwarakanath. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Diwali 2021 – we cannot wait to celebrate again next year!
Sponsors included Tufts Health Plan and Pathology Associates of Lowell.