Robert Gordon dancing with studentsStudents encourage UWindsor president Robert Gordon to dance during Diwali celebrations in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Dinner and dance party celebrates Diwali

The Indian Student Association re-established a campus presence earlier this month, holding a dinner and dance party on Nov. 10 to celebrate Diwali.

The event drew more than 300 attendees to the student centre, including UWindsor president Robert Gordon and Clinton Beckford, vice-president, people, equity, and inclusion.

“The festival of lights, Diwali symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and is traditionally celebrated with family,” says computer science student Karm Joshi, a member of the association’s executive. “We intended to recreate a home-like environment on campus for all the international students on campus.”

The club will promote Indian culture but reflect a vision of the world as “one big family,” Joshi says.

“Our philosophy encourages us to be respectful and peaceful towards all members of this global family,” he says.