11:51AM, Monday 06 August 2012
Community members celebrated Indian Independence Day and the seventh anniversary of a society yesterday.
The Hindu Society of Maidenhead marked India's up and coming day on August 15 with a celebration at St Piran's School in Gringer Hill.
More than 60 people, including the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Colin Rayner, enjoyed traditional music, dancing and a home-made lunch.
As part of the celebrations the mayor also lit a candle to signify taking people from darkness to light.
Society secretary Surinder Arora said it was a big day for the organisation and it was great to see so many people attending.
He added the 150-member society is continuing to grow and members are raising funds for a purpose-built centre.
He said: "Our future aim is to have a place of our own and we are looking at options of where we can go and raising money for it.
"We want to integrate even more with the community and welcome anyone from any section of the community into our society."
The mayor praised the Hindu community, adding: "It is wonderful to see children celebrating by singing and dancing and being proud of their religion."
The Hindu Society meets on the first Sunday of every month at St Piran's School and the next gathering will be on September 2.
Visit www.hindusocietyofmaidenhead.co.uk for more.
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