The experience made me feel like a celeb!
It was heartening to note that our culture is still very rich in South Africa and enjoyed and celebrated by the youth as well. Diwali, an occasion to rejoice and pray to the Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and success, a time to commemorate the return of Lord Rama, along with Mother Sita and Lakshmana, after 14 years of exile and vanquishing of the demon-king Ravana, is a time that signifies the victory of light over darkness, enlightenment over ignorance and good over evil, was celebrated by all Hindus on 13 November 2012. The FNB Durban Diwali Festival was a bumper extravaganza and one of the most exciting events of the year in Durban. I, Sarika Naidoo, had the great opportunity of joining the Sutra Team during the float procession. With the Sutra Brand Ambassador, Sarah- Lee Bensingh standing in a convertible, driven by Nikhil Devnarain and with the beautiful ladies of the Sutra Team dressed in deep red saris and adorned with glitzy jewellery, we started our parade on the ever so popular Prince Edward Street in central Durban. There was colour everywhere! People were in the spirit enjoying every beat of the music played by participating floats.