LOS ANGELES, CA - In its 20th year of operation, the Association of Indian Students at the University of Southern California, had a terrific start to the Fall semester on campus. The ‘Garba and Dandiya Night,’ has always been a student favorite and was eagerly awaited this year too. Filled with dance and devotion,
Student organizers were able to recreate the typical Indian Garba atmosphere with colorful decoration in USC’s stunning Ballroom of Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The evening began with Devi puja where her blessings were invoked.
The dancing was enjoyed by one and all with the music group gauging the mood of the crowd well and accordingly changing the tempo and style of the music. The fusion of the popular Macarena is a special moment in AIS’s Garba every year where each and every person on the dance floor dances in sync.
The best dressed competition was difficult to judge with so many dressed in wonderful traditional clothes, but was finally done! After some hypnotic dance moves, everyone partook of the food that was served.
In a commendable act of conscience, students donated generously to the victims of the Jammu and Kashmir flood. The money has been sent to the India Development and Relief Fund, a US based public charity organization.