Diwali at Drumthwacket

Prominent members of the Indian-American community and elected state and local officials, with N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, at the 2nd annual Diwali celebration at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s Mansion in Princeton, N.J., Nov. 6. “With our rich diversity, the future of New Jersey is brighter and stronger than ever,” Murphy said. He praised the Indian-American community for its contribution to the “rich and vibrant state” and thanked it for its support, love and hospitality. Dressed in their festive best, guests mingled and moved from room to room, each room decorated aptly for the occasion. Bright drapes, colorful designs and motifs provided backdrops for photos as well. Middlesex County Freeholder Shanti Narra was the emcee for the evening. The evening included classical dance, songs, an Indian feast, an array of sweets, henna and sparklers.

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