Mines News

Release Date Thursday, November 10, 2016

Diwali Night Features Dancing, Fireworks, Taste of India

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.

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