Missouri University of Science and Technology’s India Association, an Indian student organization, will host a celebration of Diwali this November. Diwali, one of India’s most vibrant festivals, is popularly known as the festival of lights and represents the triumph of good over evil. The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning row of lamps.
The celebration will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, and will include a cultural show and an authentic Indian dinner.
The cultural show will be held 4-6 p.m. in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets, and will feature authentic Indian dances, plays and a performance of western and Indian music. A fireworks display will be held at 6:15 p.m. at the University Promenade, the walkway between the Havener Center and Engineering Management buildings on the S&T campus.
The dinner will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center on the S&T campus. Two appetizers, three vegetarian and two non-vegetarian entrees will be served, as well as white rice, rolls and two desserts.
Tickets are $4 for the cultural show and $10 for the dinner and can be purchased 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 7 in the Havener Center atrium or in front of Curtis Laws Wilson Library.
For more information about Diwali Night, contact the India Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.