The tradition of Deepavali celebration in MMU has been a norm for the past few years. The celebration became bigger and better this year with the name of Deepavali Night 2015 organised by the Student College Committee (SCC). SCC is a group of MMU hostel residents who has been hosting this event over the years. This year, they picked the MMU Exam Hall as their venue.
The hall was extravagantly decorated with a few ‘Kolam’ to be seen. The hall was illuminated with lights and colourful decorations. Not to forget, there was a photo booth which drew much attention, many guests were seen taking pictures at the booth.
Upon entering the hall, everyone was surprised as the event was not only Indian-based but it was also multiracial. Many non-Indians were seen to be wearing the Indian traditional attires. There were even students wearing Arabic costumes and other traditional attires. Almost 200 students filled the hall.
The VIPs arrived around 8pm and the event welcomed them with Dhooll music. After they were settled down, an Indian Classical dance performance called the Bharathanatiyam took place on stage. The event continued with the event director’s welcoming speech. VIP of the day, Mr. Fazli bin Sharil, The Manager of Student Affairs Division gave a fine speech and later officiated the event by lighting up the traditional Indian lamp.
Next, dinner was served. At the same time, there were also singing performances. The crowd’s attention was then drawn to the lucky draw session as the organising committee gave out some gifts to the lucky guests. Then, the emcees announced the King and Queen of the night.
During a quick interview with the event director, Ms Shaarveenash Thuraisamy, she expressed her sincere thanks to all the committee members for working almost one month to make this event a massive success. The director also mentioned that she would like to be a part of the Deepavali Night committee in the upcoming years.
The event ended around 10pm with the departure of the VIPs.