Diwali celebrations with the Vice-Chancellor

We joined forces with the wonderful students from Bristol SU’s Indian Society to host an exciting Diwali celebration in the Lounge.

As well as over two hundred home and international students, we were delighted to have the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Evelyn Welch, attend the festivities.

Students who celebrate annually wore beautiful traditional dress, with many spending their first Diwali away from home. For others who were less familiar with Diwali, the event was a fantastic chance to learn more about the ‘Festival of Lights’, it’s history and traditions.

Students celebrate Diwali in the Global Lounge with the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Evelyn Welch
Students celebrate Diwali in the Global Lounge with the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Evelyn Welch

Society members spoke about how Diwali is celebrated in different parts of India and traditional refreshments were enjoyed by all. Attendees were also treated to a range of fun activities, including henna tattoos, crafting and painting Rangoli designs.

By the end of the evening, the colourfully-decorated Lounge was filled with dancing, singing and traditional music. Thanks to everyone who came and made the event such a great success.

Diwali celebrations
Current students, Global Lounge staff and Ambassadors celebrate Diwali together

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📷 Ola Drummond

 

 

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