Diwali Mela, known as the Festival of Lights, was hosted by Arya Samaj Mandir, Markham

Asha Bajaj
3 min readNov 6, 2023


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CMEDIA: Diwali Mela, known as the Festival of Lights, was hosted by Arya Samaj Mandir, Markham on 28th, 2023, from 3:30 pm — 8:00 pm and was attended by a crowd of 400!

Present in this event were Hon. Paul Chaing M.P., Logan Kanapathi MPP and Deputy Mayor of Markham, Michael Chan.

The event featured food stalls, cultural events, mehendi, diwali shopping, networking opportunities and live entertainment by Bollywood Ki Dhun (BKD), founded by Rajan Sharma.

Several singers and performers from Bollywood Ki Dhun showcased their talent at this event. The event started with a bhajan titled “Jyot se Jyot Jagate Chalo”.

This was followed by a wonderful rendition of “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” by Sumita Aurora.

A beautiful South Indian dance was performed by Harshini Kengeswaran and Genelia Nadrajah.

The event continued with performances by Bollywood Ki Dhun Director, Rohan Kapoor who sang “Kesariya” and continued with Vaibhav Bhambra who sang “Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe”.

Shwayta Sharma, lead singer of BKD sang Mein Tenu Samjawana Ki.

The event concluded with Neeraj Chopra and Bollywood Ki Dhun Founder Rajan Sharma who sang “Ye Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge”.

Appreciation certificates were awarded by Paul Chiang MP, Markham Unionville to all the participants of Bollywood Ki Dhun.

Multi Talented Jake Dheer was the emcee of the show.

Founded by Rajan Sharma, Bollywood Ki Dhun is a Markham based not-for-profit organization which provides a platform to promote and inspire new as well as young talent in North America.

Bollywood Ki Dhun is Comprised of several singers, performers and musicians who will showcase their talents for the wonderful audience.


Please visit bollywoodkidhun.com for more information.



Asha Bajaj

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