On November 3, The Society for India, Cornell’s southeast Asian group, will host Diya Jale 2018, this year’s themed Diwali show. Diwali, also called The Festival of Lights, is the celebration to bring in the Indian New Year. Not only is this show the largest cultural show held in the fall semester, but it is also the longest running celebration of Diwali outside of India.
What can you expect?
- Lots of Dancing. Every year, The Society for India invites a variety of groups to perform in this celebration of Southeast Asian culture. This year’s guests include Cornell Bhangra, Big Red Raas, Cornell Anjali, Cornell Nazaqat, Breakfree, and Yamatai. By the end of the night, you will be wishing you had more rhythm.
- Beautiful music. The Society for India also has invited Pav Dharia, a popular Punjabi singer, to be the guest act, there will also be performances by Cornell Sitara and Tarana A Capella.
- You’ll be supporting a good cause. The proceeds from this year’s show will go towards Kerala Flood Relief Funds. On 15 August 2018, there was severe flooding in the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in almost a hundred years. Over 483 people died, and 15 are currently missing.
So go this Saturday, November 3rd at 7 PM in Bailey Hall and experience this once in a lifetime show while supporting an excellent cause. Tickets in advance cost $10, and $12 at the door.