Crowd soaking up carnival atmosphere

Symbolic act: Lim and Dr Ramasamy joining other VIPs in lighting the kuthu villaku

WITH the Deepavali spirit in the air, the Little India enclave in Penang turned into a vibrant place buzzing with activity during the DiGi Deepavali Kalakkal Kondattam 2012 event.

The carnival was organised by telco operator DiGi Telecommunications together with Penang Hindu Endow- ment Board and Penang Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It lasted three days from Friday until yesterday from 11am to 7pm.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and several assemblymen turned up to celebrate the joyous occasion.

The guests then lit the kuthu villaku (oil lamp) to mark the Festival of Lights.

Indian traditional dancers from Galaxy Dance Academy took to the stage to keep the audience entertained with their graceful moves.

The carnival, which is organised by DiGi is into its sixth year. It first started in 2006.

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