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Monday, October 29, 2007

PSU Indian students plan Diwali celebration

The Pittsburg State University Indian Student Association will host its annual Diwali celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Dance Studio of the Weede Physical Education Building. The celebration at PSU will include a reception with a catered Indian meal, a range of cultural performances featuring Indian music and dance, and a variety of colorful cultural acts including fireworks.

Also known as the "Festival of Lights," Diwali is perhaps the most well known of Indian celebrations. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil and signifies the renewal of life. Lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind.

The traditional Indian festival of Diwali is celebrated for three consecutive days at the end of the Hindu month of Ashwayuja. However, celebrations of Diwali vary according to the regional culture. The celebration at PSU is the largest in the region, with hundreds of attendees each year.

Tickets are $8 for PSU students and $12 for other participants. To purchase tickets, call the PSU Office of International Programs and Services at 620-235-4680 or contact Ankit Jain, president of the PSU Indian Association at 620-704-5817 or

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