India Night Saturday

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photo of Devinder Malhotra, provost and vice president for academic affairs

Devinder Malhotra, provost and vice president for academic affairs, at the 2009 India Night celebration. Photo by Mike Doyle for University Communications.

“Rang De: Splash of Colors” is the theme for the 6 p.m. Nov. 13 India cultural night at St. Cloud State.

Atwood Ballroom doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets in Atwood 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Nov. 12. Student tickets are $7 with a St. Cloud State ID. All other tickets are $12.

Event planners promise to showcase the vibrant colors of the Indian cultures and food.

The planet's largest democracy is a world economic power with nearly 1.2 billion people. The Indian diaspora has scattered some 24 million people of Indian origin around the globe.

St. Cloud State has 105 students from India enrolled Fall Semester. The university's No. 2 official, Devinder Malhotra, provost and vice president of academic affairs, was born in northern India and educated at schools in Dalhousie and Delhi.

At this writing, three St. Cloud State employees were visiting Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi for a partnership-building effort sponsored by the Institute of International Education. They are:

  • Ben Baliga, professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Todd DeVriese, dean, College of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Ann Radwan, associate vice president, Academic Affairs and International Studies

At this writing, President Barack Obama was in India on a mission that includes trade and geopolitical strategy discussions.

India Night at St. Cloud State is sponsored by the India Heritage Club, a student organization. For more information, e-mail Nikita Tandon.

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