LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): The India Association of Long Island (IALI) recently celebrated through its Women’s Forum its monthly event for October. It was a burst of riotous color and sound as the festive season of DIWALI was being heralded, jump starting with ‘Navaratri’ in full swing. Dozens of ladies colorfully attired in a variety of sarees, lehngas worn mostly in Gujarati style, suits and skirts thronged the floor of a restaurant in Garden City, prepared for the Dandiya Raas and Garba. DJ Amrit Daswani had all rocking on the dance floor in no time at all, and it was merriment, fun and laughter all the way. The usual delicious birthdays and anniversaries cake was cut and a sparkler-candle lit in honor of all present who were celebrating theirs. In another corner a special shopping arcade of fashionable clothes and jewelry tailored for the festive season was set up by Sai, where business was brisk. Women’s Forum Chair Veena Lamba welcomed and thanked all including her Team and Committee Members for the success of the event, remarking on the significance of Navaratri in India and the world over. Emcee and Host Rekha Valliappan made the introductions and various announcements. Two special guests Mr. Shaker Nelanuthala and Ms. Mili Makhijani standing for local positions in the Town of Oyster Bay in the upcoming elections said a few words.