About the event
The heart of Diwali lies in the image of light in the darkness. These lights, represented by oil lamps (diyas), hold a wide array of meaning in the hearts of those who celebrate Diwali. Whether it be the light shining brightly through the adversity of darkness or the spark of ambition lighting the path for the bold, it holds massive sentimental and cultural value in Indians. The ISA aims to share this value with everyone in IU Bloomington. Dil Se Diwali 2017 will allow the ISA to reach out to all of those within the IUB community who are open to new and refreshing cultural experiences. The unification of various ethnicities and backgrounds coming together to celebrate a mutual understanding of culture and tradition. Proceeds from the event will also be used to help further some of the philanthropic efforts of the ISA, allowing us to host service/philanthropy events as well as send monetary assistance to important causes. One of these causes is Keep a Child Alive, which helps children affected by HIV/AIDS by offering treatment and medical counseling. Not only is Dil Se Diwali a celebration, but it is a charitable fundraising event as well. In addition to all of the aforementioned details, the event will also feature authentic Indian cuisine and a segment of the night will include an open dance floor for event attendees to cut loose and socialize with others. The Indian Student Association is driven to provide IU students with a wonderful experience and bring people together for a memorable night of singing, dancing, and celebrating.
Why should you sponsor?
The goal of the Indian Student Association (ISA) has always been to preserve and promote aspects of Indian culture that have the potential to enrich the lives of non-Indian and Indian students, as well as members of the Bloomington community. Through various types of events, the ISA helps to not only show the students of IU a good time, but to generate a common understanding and appreciation for our cultural differences. The ISA has worked to bring people together and form lasting cross-cultural connections through various opportunities to network and interact with members of IU staff, students, and the Bloomington community. Through the Dil se Diwali event, we are able to give students a connection to their culture as well as an avenue to share the Indian culture with non-Indian students.
I am currently a senior at Indiana University and this year's President of the Indian Student Association. We have hosted this event as a philanthropy event for the last five years, sponsoring various charity organizations across the world every year. Our organization works very hard to showcase our Indian culture and put on the best show possible for our attendees so that they can enjoy Indian culture and traditions here in the United States. We work for every penny given to us and would really like the opporutnity to expand the event this year to incorporate more performances and activities so that we can give more back to the community.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer