On Monday, September 8, SAI held its annual Welcome Back Chaat party to celebrate the start of the school year. Over 200 students, faculty and Harvard affiliates enjoyed delicious South Asian food, and learned more about SAI’s internship and funding opportunities.
Leaders from various South Asia-related student groups spoke about their organizations, including:
Erum Sattar, President. Harvard Pakistan Student Group
The Harvard Pakistan Student Group (HPSG) was been founded with the aim of creating a vibrant and productive community, leveraging our strength across all Harvard schools. We hope to create opportunities for students across Harvard with an affiliation with Pakistan to connect on activities and topics of interest, to stimulate thought-leadership and active engagement on topics related to Pakistan with domestic and global implications, realizing the strength of the entire Harvard community.
Saahil Siddoo, Co-President, Harvard South Asian Association
Since 1986, the organization has brought the Harvard community closer to South Asia and its Diaspora through academic, political, social, outreach and cultural initiatives. With over 300 members spanning myriad ethnicities, religions, and interests, the South Asian Association (SAA) is one of the largest and most active student groups on campus, putting on over 100 different events each year to celebrate and foster awareness of South Asia.
Kanika Arora, Co-President, Harvard India Student Group
The Harvard India Student Group (HISG) was established in 2011 as one of the first university-wide student groups (USG) under Harvard University. In its fourth year of existence, HISG continues to meet its mandate of providing a platform across 13 Harvard schools for communication and collaboration between students, faculty and alumni who share an interest in topics related to India.