Muscat: Muscat Gujarati Samaj organised MGS Diwali Mela 2012 on November 9, 2012 wherein more than 5,000 people visited the mela which was held at Al Falaj and Al Mirani Hall. The event was honoured by J. S. Mukul, Indian ambassador to Oman with other dignitaries accompanying him. The theme of the event was "Go Green".
This theme was kept to create awareness regarding clean and green environment. MGS Diwali Mela was a true spirit of an Indian mela with all its colourful and vibrant glory. With a variety of stalls peddling clothes, jewellery and handicrafts, people were seen extremely delighted together. And also there were food stalls, which had a variety of authentic cuisine representative of different regions in India, catering to tastes for every palate. Best stalls were awarded for the innovation keeping in mind various criterias based on the theme. First prize was grabbed by Nehal Ranade and Sarika Leela for Pani Puri and Corn Bhel. Second prize was awarded to Jigna Karia for Rotlo and Oro and the third prize was given to Brinda Toprani and Neha Mandavia for Tiramisu and Coffee.