Diwali event included Sukul street co-naming

The Sukul family celebrates the street co-naming in honor of Pandit Vishnu Sukul.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple hosted their 23rd annual Diwali ‘Festival of Lights’ on Saturday, October 26. The event included a street co-naming ceremony for father, priest and spiritual leader Pandit Vishnu Sukul, who is now the first Guyanese Hindu Priest to have a New York City street co-named after him. The street co-naming ceremony, which took place at 1216 Noble Avenue, celeberated Sukul’s life and recognized his dedications to New Yorkers as well as the immigrant community.

Elected officials, community leaders, NYPD and neighbors celebrate the Diwali Festival and the street co-naming in honor of Pandit Vishnu Sukul.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Rohan Narine (r) presents a letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio to Sukul family members Chandra Sukul and her sons (l-r) Vyaas Sukul and Padits Krishna.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. presents the Sukul family with a copy of the new ‘Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way’ sign.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The new ‘Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way’ sign.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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