DEAKIN LIT UP FOR DI­WALI

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

DEAKIN Univer­sity lit up in cel­e­bra­tion of the Hindu fes­ti­val of lights, Di­wali, last night.

It was the univer­sity’s 10th time mark­ing the an­nual event which signifies the vic­tory of light over dark­ness, good over evil, knowl­edge over ig­no­rance and hope over de­spair.

The free com­mu­nity fes­ti­val in­cluded cul­tural per­for­mances, In­dian mar­ket stalls, tra­di­tional food, henna tat­toos, Bol­ly­wood dance lessons, face-paint­ing and free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, fol­lowed by a fire­works dis­play on the water­front.

Pic­ture: GLENN FER­GU­SON

Deakin vice-chan­cel­lor Prof Jane den Hol­lan­der and stu­dent Ri­tika Sax­ena in tra­di­tional dress for the Di­wali fes­ti­val.

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