The event began with rituals of worship which reflected the festival’s religious significance of the victory of good over evil. According to Hindu mythology, Diwali signifies the homecoming of Rama, the Hindu God, after his 14-year exile in the jungle and his victory over the demon, Ravana. The program also included a music performance followed by an Indian dance. These performances showcased the talents of many IBS students who were received with great acknowledgment by the cheering crowd.
The celebration featured Henna painting, Rangoli (decoration using colored powders), and a variety of authentic Indian delicacies including, Samosa (stuffed pastry), Biryani (rice-based food) and Kachori (spicy snack) which reflected the traditional Diwali spirit of enlightenment through the profusion of happiness.