Revived Hindu Club Hopes to Reach out to the Community

March 6, 2007

Author: Anya Bergman

Source: The Justice

Students created a new club last month to showcase the traditions of Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism to the entire community.

The Hindu Club, which had not been active recently, was renamed Namaskar, which is an Indian greeting, by new club leadership. Co-presidents Kamolika Roy '09 and Nithya Setty '09 said they wanted to revive the Club to make it more accessible to all students.

"The aim [of Namaskar] is to be more involved in festivals and ceremonies that go on throughout the world," Roy said.

Since the club was recently only formally established, its leaders said they are still in the early stages of planning and coordinating events. Namaskar's first scheduled event is Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in the spring.

Roy said she hopes Holi will garner a lot of attention on campus and increase interest in the club. One does not have to be Hindu, Jain or Sikh to celebrate Holi, she said. The festival involves throwing colored powder mixed with water to symbolize the colors of spring.