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IAU Indian Students Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali Night on campus

The IAU Indian Students Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali Night on campus on Saturday Nov. 4th, 2017. The President of ISA, Veeraen Jonnalagadda welcomed everyone to Diwali Night and highlighted the significance of the occasion. Known as the "Festival of Lights", Diwali is a Hindu festival consisting of prayer, reflection, unity, and celebration.

The IAU Indian Students Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali Night on campus on Saturday Nov. 4th, 2017.┬áThe President of ISA, Veeraen Jonnalagadda welcomed everyone to Diwali Night and highlighted the┬ásignificance of the occasion.┬áKnown as the “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is a Hindu festival consisting of prayer, reflection, unity, and celebration. It signifies┬áthe victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.┬áThis day is ultimately dedicated to celebrating prosperity and happiness with family & friends.

Indian activist Mr. Somen Debnath was the guest speaker for the event.┬áHe is currently on a mission to┬ápromote awareness about HIV/AIDS by┬átraveling around the world on a bicycle.┬áHis journey began in 2004 and he has visited 126 countries since.┬áHis story provided a source of inspiration for the guests, and┬áMr. Debnath was elated to be part of the celebration, emphasizing that ÔÇťwe need to support those who are affected and try to be helpful to the individuals who are affected, showing human values and caring for others.”
The evening was full of festive decor, candles, games, dancing, food, and music followed by closing statements by Dr. Rasheed. IAU thanks all those who made Diwali Night 2017 a successful event!

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