IIM Raipur celebrates Dandiya Night with verve and fervour

IIM Raipur- On Saturday evening, the students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur came together to celebrate the festival of Navratri. The event was organised by RANG, the institute’s cultural club and proved to be unique as it was the first cultural event which was held in their newly constructed campus at Atal Nagar. The theme for the night was “Deck up and Dance out”.

The event started with Ganesh and Durga Pooja to pray for the bright future of students and the Institute at large. The IIM Raipur student and staff fraternity came out in huge numbers. The campus looked picturesque as ever with bright decorations. It was a delight to witness them decked up in traditional and colourful dandiya attire and get themselves clicked with their friends. The atmosphere electrified when the music started playing, and everyone started grooving to the garba beats. Students, faculty and staff danced their heart out to the tunes of Dandiya and Garba!

Best dressed students and dancers were awarded souvenirs. The best dance male went to Vinit Tanna and Darshan Pandya whereas the best dancer female was awarded to BansariBhanushali. The Best dressed man was secured by Kaushal Bhavishi whereas the Best Dressed girl was received by MeghaKanapala.

The Dandiya dance originated from the tribal regions of Gujarat and had spread across the entire world. It has a religious significance and is performed after Arti in honour of Goddess Durga as a representation of fight between the Goddess and the powerful demon-king Mahishasura.

The event which spanned 4 hours, showcased the unity and diversity among the Institute community with students across different states coming together to understand the significance and essence of Garba and Dandiya and support their fellow students in celebrations. The organising team’s head Dipesh Madaan said, “We take immense pride in bringing out such events to the IIM Raipur community, and it makes us happy when everyone comes together to enjoy.”

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