A night of entertainment to promote community cohesion among the Birmingham Hindu community will take place at the weekend.
Hosted by a family from the region, Katwa's A Night of Garba and Dandiya Raas is a free event aimed at the city's 30,000 Hindus. Visitors to the event on Saturday at the Ladywood Arts and Leisure Centre in Birmingham from 7pm can expect to witness an extended Navaratri celebration.
Navaratri is a nine-day-long religious festival in Autumn, which is known for its stick dances. Guests at the event will be given the opportunity to take part.
Event co-ordinator Dhiren Katwa said the event had already generated a lot of interest with 300 people from across the country eager to attend.
Mr Katwa, whose family originated from Mombassa, said there were Hindu people from all parts of the world and it was important for them to integrate and realise that they were all worshippers of the same religion.
He said: "Aimed predominantly at Birmingham's around 30,000 Hindus, the evening Indian folk dance extravaganza is set to pull in the crowds, hence for health and safety reasons we are asking people to reserve their passes in advance.
"Hindus in the city and across the country remain divided and this event is our contribution in helping to eradicate this."
Entry to the event is by pass only. To book a place or for further information, call 07970 911386 or visit www.katwaworld.co.uk.