Indian night brings dancing, fashion and delicacies to DUC

Seth Hutchins

Squeals filled the Downing University Center auditorium as a group of performers danced on the stage at an Indian Student Association event.

On Saturday, the Indian Student Association presented “Jhankar: Colors of India” for Indian Night. The event was held to showcase various aspects of Indian culture.

The event featured a number of performances, including dancing, singing and even an Indian fashion show. The fashion show represented the states of India with their respective attire for men and women.

After the festivities, attendees were invited to a dinner where they ate various Indian dishes, including curry, naan and samosas. The dinner was catered by Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine.

Graduate student Nikita Moharir, Cultural Coordinator for the Indian Student Association, organized the event and was responsible for recruiting people to perform.

Moharir said she is proud to have been given such a responsibility.

“It was stressful, but it was something I was interested in,” she said. “I was very excited to be in charge of this event.”

Although not from India, Louisville junior Jen Gannott was asked to participate in the Indian fashion show, along with her friends. She said being in the show was an enlightening experience for her.

“I was honored to participate in the show, even if it was just a small role,” she said. “It was cool being able to get involved with this community.”

One of the students attending the event was Elkton senior Jeremy Musser.