The first Diwali festival in Turiba (13)
On Sunday, October 30th, Diwali festival held place in Turiba University organized by the Students' Council of Turiba University and international students.
Diwali is more commonly known as the "festival of light". The most significant spiritual meaning behind it is “the awareness of the inner light”. The festival signifies the triumph of light over darkness, justice over injustice, good over evil and intelligence over ignorance. Diwali is celebrated all over India and now around the world and even in Turiba University.
The doors for the Turiba's conference hall were open to everyone starting from 18:00 and the festival continued till 22:00.
The event was attended by nearly 200 people, which included not only foreign, but also Latvian students and teachers as well.
Everyone had the opportunity to experience intercultural encounters, enjoy traditional Indian dance, music. Indian students presented their traditional cuisine. In the end of the event everyone enjoyed the fire show with dancers, but the most beautiful and important part was the firework, which is an integral part of every Diwali festival.
Student Council of Turiba University want to say the biggest thank you to the rector Aldis Baumanis, vice-rector for study development and international cooperation Imants Bergs, cultural manager Jānis Vecrinks, technical director Viktors Gorlovs, internal security director Vilnis Veinbergs, service manager Jolanta Brilte, IT person Agnis Kalnājs, project director and procurator Valdis Rocēns and student canteen "Nīke - E '. And also we want to say big thank you to Jānis Nutovcs from "Petarde LTD" for the magnificent fireworks and fire show.
Thank you also to Indian students whose idea was this festival - Soujanya Bhattacharya, Ankush Balkhande, Nitin Kumar Tirunahari, Yashas GP, Samuel Reed un Manik Singh.
Thanks to everyone who came and explored an unknown world!