Diwali, also commonly known as the festival of lights, is one of the largest and most important festivals in India. It celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. To mark this auspicious day, a Diwali night was held on Friday at the UT. This event, organized by the Indian Student Association, featured cultural performances showcased in Vrijhof and a DJ night in Bastille.
The Indian Student Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali celebration in the Bastille building last Friday. Around 200 attendees enjoyed Indian food while watching two hours of live performances, including singing, dances, stand-up comedy and even a fashion show.
In this seventh episode, we tell the story of ISA: the Indian Student Association. Their Holi and Diwali festivals have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years, also among Dutch students. But, of course, they organize more activities!
Dandiya is traditional folk dance of Western India, specially performed during Navaratri festival in October. In celebration of the 10-day festival, Indian Student Association at UTwente organized a 'Dance Nite' event. The event was coorganized by AADHAAR, a Non-commercial NGO started by UT-Indians.