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IE India Club 2014 Events

Written on January 5, 2015 by Campus Life in Geographic

Diwali IndiaThe last quarter of 2014 has been quite dynamic for the IE India Club, which hosted two major events during this time, the annual Diwali party and a conference by Sam Pitroda which was also co-hosted by Campus life. The combination of these two events creates a good social and educational balance in the club’s activities.

Diwali, one of the most important Indian festivals, signifies the victory of good over evil and 300 people joined for the huge celebration and had a feast of traditional Indian cuisine! The event started with a prayer to Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati and to Lord Ganesha. This was followed by the party’s highlight which were the dances performed by a group of IE students. No one could resist the lure of the Bollywood beats and the dance floor was packed through the whole evening. By the end of the evening every one diwali india2present at the party mastered at least a couple Bollywood dance moves and were immensely enjoying dancing to the tunes of Bollywood! Prizes were also given to the ‘Best dressed’ and ‘Best dancing couple’.

Mr. Sam Pitroda, was an advisor to the former Indian Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation. The conference was very enlightening as he took us through his journey so far and he also shared his insights on topics such as mobile technology and partnering with India 2020. Thereafter, students got a chance to interact with him during the networking cocktail where the discussion ranged from politics to entrepreneurship.


India Night – Diwali celebration

Written on December 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic

India nightEvery year, IE India Club organizes its flagship event to celebrate Diwali since Diwali is one of the most recognizable Indian festivals globally. The celebrations this year began with a small prayer to the gods for prosperity. This was followed by a small rangoli competition where teams put together traditional designs on the floor using rice powders and colors.
The winning teams were given small prizes that were handed over by the representatives of the Indian Embassy. Any Indian event is of course not complete without a full culinary experience and this was done with a good selection of starters and food representing different cuisines from India. We also served Indian beer to give a true Indian experience.
The entertainment of the night began with a flashy performance from a group of Indian girls from the Indian community at Madrid that graciously accepted to perform at our event. There were two other exciting performances by the students from IE.
The night concluded with dancing and celebrating the Indian culture and spirit. With attendance of 250 people, great food, drinks, dancing, inclusion and immersion we achieved what IE India Club set out to do – give the IE Experience an Indian flavour and celebrate as a group – a group that might be the most diverse in the world but comes together as one to celebrate that diversity.

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