The Indian Students Association at West Virginia University is celebrating Diwali, thefestival of lights,with music, food and entertainment Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Mountainlair ballrooms.
There will be singing, dancing and other childrens activities from 3-5 p.m.; a dinner featuring Indian cuisine from 5-7 p.m. at Hatfields in theLair; and dancing and skits prepared by WVU students from 7-9:30 p.m. Afterwards, the dance floor will be open to festival-goers from 9:30-11 p.m.
The Diwali festival is a symbol of the victory of good over evil, said Indian Students Association Treasurer Vamsi Krishna Komarneni, and the lamps that will be lit are a sign of celebration and hope.
Tickets cost $10 for students and children under 12, $20 for all others and $35 if two are purchased at once. They may be purchased Friday, Oct. 27, in theLair commons; Engineering Sciences and Mineral Resources buildings on the Evansdale Campus; Kassars Food&Gifts on Van Voorhis Road; and International Groceries and Spices on Don Knotts Boulevard.