Diwali lights up Shepparton with celebration of survival

Lighting the room: Hansa Patel, Madhu Handa, Kalina Murday, Ami Pathak, Neha Samar, Sneh Sabhaya, Rutu Shukla and Soni Tripathy wear beautifully coloured dresses and saris for Diwali.
Glittering gold: Asher Patel, 4, enjoys a celebratory sparkler.
Delicately decorated: Ami Pathak and Vihana Pathak enjoy the chance to have their hands decorated with henna.

During the past week the annual festival Diwali, known as the festival of light, lit the Goulburn Valley with a warm glow of hope.

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