Deloitte employees took part in Diwali festivities, as the firm’s month-long diversity celebrations came to a close.
An evening of celebrations included a panel debate on how diversity can be beneficial in the workplace.
Particpants in the debate included: international cricketer, Ravi Bopara; Deloitte chairman David Cruikshank, the firm’s Hindu network leader, Rohit Sagar; the Hindu network sponsoring partner, Deepak Haria; and several influential Hindu business leaders.
After the debate, guests celebrated Diwali with traditional Indian dancing, food and drink, and an auction to raise money for Deloitte’s charity partners that included cricket equipment signed by Ravi Bopara.
Rohit Sagar, lead for Deloitte’s Hindu network, said: “Diversity is about strength in variety, so it was very encouraging to see such a broad range of employees attend the Diwali celebrations.”
Atul Pathak, managing director of Appt Corporation, added: “Like Deloitte, diversity and inclusion are central to the operation of our business.
“It is the collective diversity of our 1,500 employees that enables us to provide the best level of customer care at our restaurants, which are also located in some of the most diverse areas in the capital.
“I commend Deloitte’s Hindu network for hosting an event to share positive experiences of culture and diversity in business and to celebrate Diwali.”
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