Colors, music and a vibrant atmosphere were all present at Diwali Night, hosted by Hindu YUVA- Youth for Unity, Virtues and Action and Carolina Asia Center in the FedEx Global Education Center.
In addition to Diwali Night, the Hindu-YUVA hosts other events, such as Holi Moli. They also hold discussion-based weekly meetings centered around Hinduism and the different ways the faith is practiced around the world.
Senior and President of Hindu-YUVA, Taruni Santanam, was one of the main organizers. Santanam chose to celebrate Diwali with the UNC campus because of its reach beyond the Hindu community.
“Diwali is one of the festivals that translate across many cultures and many states. It’s a great way to not only share how we practice it but also for multiple communities to come together as well,” said Santanam.
Diwali is a Hindu festival that represents light presiding over darkness, which symbolizes good over evil.