Today, October 23rd, is Diwali! Indians around the world are celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Here in St. Louis, the Olin India Club is hosting a Diwali celebration on Saturday, November 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. The event will include food and drinks, dancing and a chance to learn about the holiday.
Diwali is a great holiday. While in undergrad, I had the good fortune to celebrate it each year with my roommate. We would clean our dorm room (for once!), light candles and attend the annual dancing event. I encourage American students on campus to come out and support our classmates, who have a lot of dance skills they are going to show off. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the flash mob they put on at Olin last month.
I hear tickets are going fast! Register here for the event.
Good luck to Rahul Sivaswamy, Kaustubh Kulkarni (KK), Rahul Goyal and (all Class of 2016)!
Images: Peddhapati,Diwali candles and Abhilash C, Happy Diwali, Flickr, creative commons