On Sunday the 14th of September 2014, at 16h30 at the Umoya Lounge in Empangeni the Zululand – Gopio Diwali festival was launched. This year the Zululand Diwali committee together with the President of Gopio Zululand chapter and Gopio  International Co coordinator for Africa partnernerd to commemorate Diwali in Zululand.

The function was well attended and the Chief Guest of Honour was The Honourable Deputy Mayor of Uthungulu District Municipality, Mr Thulani Mashaba, Dignitaries that attended includes, local pundit, Mr Tansen Maharaj, Councillor Meera Sookro, Stalwarts of the Indian and African Communities was also present.