Surrey- Panorama NDP candidate Amrik Mahil joined Newton-North Delta MP Jinny Sims, Raj Hundal, NDP candidate for Surrey-Tynehead and members of the Vedic Hindu Cultural Society of British Columbia at the Vedic Hindu Temple in Surrey to celebrate Maha Shivratri on February 20. Submitted photo.

Raj Hundal, NDP candidate for Surrey-Tynehead joined Newton-North Delta MP Jinny Sims and Surrey- Panorama NDP candidate Amrik Mahil and members of the Vedic Hindu Cultural Society of British Columbia at the Vedic Hindu Temple to celebrate Maha Shivratri on February 20, 2012. Maha Shivratri, a very popular festival celebrated throughout India was open to the entire community and featured live pooja, bhajan kirtan by famous singers and a seven feet high ice Shiv Lingham. Hundal said “I am delighted to be here this evening and feel privileged to celebrate this cultural and religious festival. It is not surprising given the wealth of ethnic diversity right here in Surrey that we continue to lead by example by celebrating Maha Shivratri.