Diwali Celebration 2015

Importance of Diwali and how is it celebrated

One of the most significant festivals in Indian culture visible from space, Diwali, is the festival of lights, with millions of firework displays and celebrations across the world. The festive mood in the air during Diwali makes everyone happy. Diwali, in some Indian languages, translates literally as “row of lamps” and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, light over dark and knowledge over ignorance.

 

Diwali at UConn School of Business

Diwali was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm on November 13th, 2015 by UConn School of Business family. The banquet hall was  illuminated with lamps and candle-sticks. A great assortments of Indian cuisines and desserts were served for dinner.

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Performances

Diwali event was hosted by our amazing talented students Alekhya Garlapati, Mahesh Pai and Piyush Rohella. The celebration started with amazing flute performance by Chinmay Joshi, followed by a guitar performance by Alok Singh. Students were extremely enthusiastic and couldn’t stop cheering up the performances. A graceful and festive dance performance by UConn girls namely Abhinaya Raju, Gargi Chugh, Paridhi Valecha, Sowmya Subramanian and Swati Chelawat was followed by an amazing dance performance by UConn Boys Dinesh Takkallapelly, Kirubhakaran Gnanabalan, Nirmal Chandrasingh and Sunny Dalsania on fun and festive songs. Maithili Pandey sang a beautiful melodious song, and then was the time to move to a hilarious stand-up comedy performance by Sainath Palla, which was followed by a fun-filled group dance performance by Abhinaya Raju, Dinesh Takkallapelly, Gargi Chugh, Harsh Bansal, Mrigank Tayal, Nikita Bonavate, Paridhi Valecha, Piyush Rohella, Sowmya Subramanian and Vipin Yadav

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Glimpses of Diwali Celebration 2015

Everyone was dressed in beautiful traditional attires and festivity was all over in the air. Students and faculties played a hilarious networking game called “Star of the night”, where one star was distributed to everyone. People ask questions and if you say no, you give up your star and the person with maximum stars at the end of the event wins the game. Here are some beautiful glimpses of the festival and UConn School of Business family.

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