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Diwali Night Brings Indian Performers to UW

September 24, 2013
Man playing string instrument
Classical musician Rajeev Taranath will play the sarod during the cultural portion of the Diwali Night program. (Milaap Photo)

The 11th annual Diwali Night at the University of Wyoming features an evening of Indian culture including music, performances and a fashion show at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. A free dinner, with tickets required, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

“Diwali,” also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is India’s largest festival, celebrating the victory of good over evil.

The night will start with Indian classical musicians, Rajeev Taranath and Abhiman Kaushal from California, Mudra Dance Studio, and DJ Rinku and DJ Paul from Denver. UW students from India will be featured in the fashion show.

Tickets for the dinner are available at the Wyoming Union information desk at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and also may be obtained Oct. 1-2. Ticket distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Milaap, the official UW Indian student organization, and ASUW sponsor this event. For more information on these events, contact Vishal K. Nangla at (307) 223-6880 or email

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