Telling The Real Stories

Tag archive

India night

India Night Gallery

in Events/Gallery/Lifestyle by

All images by Chelsea Bauman.

Keep Reading

India Night delighted all the senses

in A & E/Events by

Lately there have been threats to diversity and multiculturalism on a local and national levels. This year’s India Night proved contrary to this intolerance as students, faculty, and attendants from around Minnesota came together to celebrate Indian culture. “Aathidyam” was the name of last night’s India Night, organized by the India Heritage Club. One of the event’s emcees spoke of this event as “St. Cloud State’s way of bringing the world to you”. SCSU students and volunteers performed various classical, Bollywood, and modern dances. There was also lots of singing and the club presented several educational videos about India’s history and achievements. There were several notable people at the event. Mayor Dave Kleis gave a few words welcoming everyone. Indian Association of Minnesota President Babu Chimata also gave welcoming remarks. Vice President for Student Life and Development Wanda Overland spoke at the beginning of the night. She said the India…

Keep Reading

Dance emphasized at “Incredible India”

in A & E/Events by

Dance and scientific contributions were emphasized at the 2014 India Night titled “Incredible India”, which was organized by the India Heritage Club and held in the Atwood ballroom Saturday night. The presentation began with the national anthems of India and the U.S. sung, and the lighting of a ceremonial lamp. Short speeches were given by the Faculty advisor of the IHC Dr. Sneh Kalia and the IHC president Sashank Chennuru, who also served as emcee for the evening. Chennuru emphasized at the beginning of the presentation that India isn’t just the stereotypes like IT guys. The presentation showed many facets of Indian culture, mostly dances, traditional and Bollywood themed. Two young girls performed one of the traditional dances, “Mohiniattam”. “Mohiniattam” literally translates to “dance of the enchantress”. For this, dancers traditionally wear jasmine flowers on their head, a golden belt, and dancing bells worn on their legs. The dance involves…

Keep Reading

Go to Top