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Mauritius’ Barclays Bank celebrates festival of lights Divali with its customers

Mauritius’ Barclays Bank celebrates festival of lights Divali with its customers

The highlight of the colourful show at the Port Louis branch of Barclays Mauritius was a mini concert of the famous Mauritian sega singer Claudio Veeraragoo, together with his troupe of sega dancers. (Image: Company)

Mauritius’ premier international bank, Barclays Bank, presented a colourful show to its customers at its Port Louis branch on October 22, 2014, to mark celebrations for Divali, the festival of lights, falling today.

An initiative of John Li Yin Tai, Manager, Barclays Bank, the grand event featured a mini concert of the famous Mauritian sega singer Claudio Veeraragoo, together with his troupe of sega dancers.

In addition, the employees, dressed in traditional clothes, demonstrated their musical talents through song and dance, which created a cheerful and heart-warming atmosphere in the branch.

Gary Hungley, a staff member at Barclays, elaborated the meaning of the Sanskrit word Divali which connotes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

“At Barclays, diversity and inclusion are very important. As we are a multi-cultural company, this year we wanted to demonstrate our rich heritage with this show,” Arielle L’Aiguille, Branch Supervisor at Barclays, stated.

“Thanks to our good relationship with our client, Claudio, he was willing to help in bringing this show to life. In addition, the staff wanted to demonstrate their musicals skills, whether it be dancing, singing, or playing on instruments,” she concluded.

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