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Bhavin and Hirni Patel hosted their sixth annual Diwali dinner for students at their campus apartment on October 21.
“Diwali is also known as the Hindu Festival of Lights,” says Mr. Patel, Director of Operational Technology. “It celebrates the victory of good over evil, specifically in the Ramayana, which tells the story of Lord Rama. Diwali also marks the Hindu New Year.”
The students are in history and religion classes taught by Upper School teachers Brian Cheney and Ellen Cowhey.
The students enjoyed traditional Indian foods and snacks as they learned about the celebration of Diwali from Ms. Cowhey and the Patels. After a brief presentation, Mr. Patel says, “Everyone participated in a vibrant open discussion and enjoyed the delicious sweets.”