The Harvard India Student Group (HISG) hosted the first ever university-wide Diwali Night at Harvard on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013. The event was attended by over 400 students, staff and faculty from across 12 Harvard schools and was popular among both domestic and international students. The evening featured traditional three-course Indian dinner, followed by a hour long cultural show and Bollywood dance party. Performers included the classical, Bollywood and Bhangra dance, hindi film and rock music bands, the Indian Ensemble at Berklee College of Music and the South Asian a capella group Harvard Mirch.
The event was co-sponsored by the South Asia Caucus at HKS (funded by Kennedy School Student Government), the South Asia Business Association at HBS, India GSD, the South Asian Students Organization at HSPH, the Harvard South Asian Law Students Association, and the Harvard Graduate Council. The evening was made possible with the generous support of SAI, the Asia Center at Harvard and the Harvard Graduate Commons Program. See photos in the gallery below.