The festival of lights

Indian students share the celebration of Diwali with Pittsburg Kelsea Renz | managing editor Against a backdrop of colorful, sparkling saris, accompanied by classical and contemporary Indian music, the Indian exchange students showed their talents and heritage on Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of Overman Student Center during their celebration of Diwali. Every movement is deliberate, each flick of the wrist or tap of the foot full of meaning passed down through generations to convey beauty and worship to the gods and Mother Earth. This is a taste of India. This is the Festival of Lights. This is Diwali. The festival is a celebration of the return of the Hindi god…

Diwali Festival: Indian students shine light on culture

Five ladies come on stage for the last dance of the night before sending off the crowd for traditional Indian food.

Olivia Hansen | Collegio Reporter Vibrant colors, delicious food and lively music filled the atmosphere in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the Diwali Festival of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 10. Diwali is hosted by the PSU Indian Student Association. Traditionally, the festival is a highly anticipated celebration marked by families performing various traditional activities in their homes. “This is a festival that brings people together like family,” said Feni Amin, junior in biology. Amin, among others, modeled traditional Indian garb and danced during the program’s Bollywood medley. The Festival of Lights, in India, is traditionally celebrated to rejoice the return of Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman and Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Diwali is…