Diwali Festival Foundation


The Diwali Festival Foundation has the aims to organize an annual India related cultural event, in order to strengthen the bond between the Indian and Dutch community.

Main features of the policy:
The Diwali Festival Foundation organizes an annual festival. The last Diwali Festival took place in 2022. The next annual Diwali Festival will take place on the Saturday 28 October 2023. The details of the festival are published on the other parts of this website.
The Diwali Festival Foundation finances the costs of the festival through sponsorship of institutions, companies and stall holders. The festival will only proceed if the budgeted costs are covered out of the sponsorship. The Diwali Festival Foundation does not seek a capital surplus and is using all profits of the festival for the organization of the next festival.

Financial Statements 2018

The board members of this foundation are:

Chairman: Rajiv Mehra (Mehra Holding)

Treasurer: Jelkse Schippers (SmartShore)

Board member: Marc Dunnewijk (Briddge)

Board member: Naveen Kumar (Tata Consultancy Services)

Board member: Elbert Waller (KPMG Meijburg & Co)

Board member: Godfried Kinnegim (Allen & Overy)

Board member: Julien Rikkoert (Gemeente Amstelveen)

Board member: Saket Gulati (Cognizant)

Board member: Prashant Savla (SunPharma)

Board member: Debjoyti Sen (HCLTech)

Advisor to the board: Ritika Mehra (Bridging the Gap)

Advisor to the board: Amrit Singh (Abingh)

Advisor to the board: Ramanathan Venkataraman (KPMG)