NCIC wants money for Divali celebrations

The Na­tion­al Coun­cil for In­di­an Cul­ture (NCIC) is hop­ing Gov­ern­ment will in­crease its sub­ven­tion for the Di­vali Na­gar this year as it es­ti­mates it will cost around $5 mil­lion to suc­cess­ful­ly stage the nine nights of fes­tiv­i­ties.

“We got $500,000 last year,” said Su­ru­jdeo Man­ga­roo, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer for the NCIC.