Indian scents and traditional costumes were on display at Westmead Hospital as staff marked the Hindu festival of lights, Deepawali (also known as Diwali).
More than thirty staff members from across Western Sydney Local Health District’s executive teams marked the occasion, which is the biggest event of the year for Indian communities.
The celebration is also commonly called the Festival of Lights as it’s about illuminating the lights in people and removing darkness and sadness.
The event is celebrated with beautiful lights, colours and cuisines, right across the globe.
Accounting and Reporting Efficiency Improvement Program manager Kaushaliya Kumar said Diwali is a festival that brings people together.
“Diwali is about spreading positivity, good will and joy,” Kaushaliya said.
“It was great to see everyone experience Indian culture and share the beautiful cuisine.”