RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 10, 2016) – The India Club of the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology invites the public to celebrate Diwali Night, featuring cultural
foods, entertainment and a fireworks show.
The 27th annual event will be 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Surbeck Center ballroom. The event is free and open
to the public.
Diwali is the largest festival in
India, celebrating peace and harmony beyond the Hindu religion. The India Club
at SD Mines aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Indian culture
through the event, which last year attracted 450 people.
The evening begins with cultural
dances at 5 p.m. A fireworks display in the Surbeck/McLaury parking lot will
begin at 7 p.m., followed by authentic foods prepared by the 40 Indian students
enrolled at Mines.
Henna hand-painting stations will
also be available.
Donations will be accepted at the
door to help offset the costs of food and fireworks, as well as future events
and community service projects.