Diwali Celebration Lights up the Hazel McCallion Campus hosted by Sheridan students
Diwali celebration lights up the Hazel McCallion Campus as Sheridan Business Process Management program students hosted a Diwali celebration recently. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is one of the most significant festivals in Hinduism. Faculty of Business students and faculty from several post graduate programs gathered to mix and mingle and enjoy the festivities.
“The students put on a great event,” said Scott Hadley, Business Process Management Coordinator. “The celebration not only introduced students and faculty to the Diwali Festival but also offered a memorable night for international students new to Canada to feel at home at Sheridan.”
The event was planned and executed by the Business Process Management Leadership Development class. Students worked together organizing the decor, music, and of course a delicious Indian potluck buffet.
“BPM student Khushboo Ghosh lead planning efforts with the support of her classmates. The class achieved their vision of launching a memorable event which drew students from other Faculty of Business programs, allowing students to meet peers and enhance their social networks,” said Golnaz Golnaraghi, Business Process Management program Leadership Development Professor.
There were many highlights at the event. BPM student Ankush Chodvaya presented the history and significance of Diwali. Faculty put on a commendable effort competing in a hot pepper eating contest against students. Guests participated in traditional dancing, games and mehndi applications. Mehndi is the art of applying decorative henna drawings, usually on the hand.
Diwali story by Golnaz Golnaraghi.[slideshow]