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Nalanda Community celebrates Eid-Al-Adha and Onam in September

September 21, 2016

Nalanda University's close-knit Community celebrates most festivals together and these occasions give everyone a chance to know about different cultures and traditions besides getting everyone together. 

In September, Nalanda Family celebrated Eid-Al-Adha and Onam.  Eid-Al-Adha was celebrated on September 13 at Tathagat Residential Hall with students singing songs and celebrating along with faculty and administrative staff.

Eid-Al-Adha Celebrations

Eid-Al-Adha Celebrations at Tathagat Residential Hall

Onam was celebrated for the first time in the University on Saturday, September 18 with same joy as it is celebrated in the state of Kerala.

The event was held at Ajatashatru Residential Hall where all the Nalanda Family was gathered. The event stared with dramatic narration of Mahabali’s story by Aditya Chaturvedi, a student of the School of Historical Studies.

Onam Celebrations

Onam Celebrations at Ajatshatru Residential Hall

The celebration move further with party games like Musical chair, Lemon race, Sack race in which students, faculty and administrative staff participated. The highlight of the evening was a folk dance of State of Kerala, which was performed by a group of student. 

Onam Celebrations

Games being played as part of Onam Celebrations

The event ended up with a sumptuous South Indian style dinner, where traditional dishes from Kerala were served on Banana Leaves laid on the ground. 

Onam Celebrations

South-Indian style dinner served at Ajatshatru Residential Hall to celebrate Onam

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