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MSU celebrates Diwali on Nov. 6

October 19, 2011

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Montana State University's Indian Student Association will celebrate Diwali, the traditional Indian Festival of Lights, with a banquet of traditional Indian food and entertainment set at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the MSU Strand Union Ballrooms.

The celebration, which is open to the public, will include presentations about India, a variety of entertainment including music and dance, and Indian food prepared by members of the ISA.

A significant festival in India, Diwali is celebrated on the first day of the lunar Karita month, where the lights represent the victory of good over evil. As the last harvest of the year is finished, prayers for a good year ahead are made.

Tickets to the event are $8, and will be sold from 12-2 p.m. on Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at the ISA information table near the Ask Us Desk in the Strand Union.

MSU India Night '11 is sponsored by the Indian Student Association, the MSU Diversity Awareness Office and the Office of Student Activities.

For more information, contact the Diversity Awareness Office at 406-994-5801 or email at or More information is on the Web at

Phenocia Bauerle (406) 994-5801,