Sun comes out for East Ham Olympic Mela
Fortune telling, bellydancing and magic tricks made up partof the entertainment at an Olympic Mela in East Ham.
Hundreds of people took advantage of a rare dry day to enjoy the fun-filled event at Flanders Fields.
It is the fourth family fun day hosted by the UK’s three main Malayalee organisations but for the first time, organising was put in the hands of its young members.
Malayalee speakers originate from the Indian state of Kerala.
Jashwin Anthony, who organised the event with Cedric John, Silpar Pillai and Rohoney Ravi, was thrilled by the turnout.
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He said: “People were enjoying things that they had never experienced before. We brought fresh ideas, like MCs and rappers.
“Normally our generation shies away from these events. Hopefully next year they will give us the roles again.”
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The day also featured track and field races to match the Olympic theme, food stalls, karate demonstrations, caricature drawing and a boxing machine.
Funds raised will go to Richard House Children’s Hospice and a cancer research charity in India.