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DU’s Gargi College girls turn on their ethnic swag this Diwali

Giving a twist to the ordinary Diwali celebrations, the girls of Gargi College, South campus have decided to go ethnic every day till the day of their Diwali mela celebrations.

Diwali 2016 Updated: Oct 26, 2016 16:36 IST
Nikita Saxena
Nikita Saxena
Hindustan Times
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Students of Gargi college wear dupatta and bangles in a run up to Diwali mela. (Amal K S/HT Photo)

Stalls, food, games, and cultural activities – Diwali time is always fun for students in Delhi University (DU) as various colleges across the city organise grand Diwali melas. Taking the enthusiasm a notch higher this year, however, are the girls of Gargi College are doing a run up to their Diwali mela. The students of the college have decided to go ethnic every day till the day of their mela.

“Our Diwali mela is going to be bigger than ever this year as it is the college’s Golden Jubilee celebration and we want that to show in everything we do. Doing a run up is a good way to jazz up,” says Nupur Aggarwal, student and public relations officer.

Girls posing during their break time in Gargi College. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

The festivities started with the celebration of dandiya raas on October 19. “It was bindi-jhumka day on October 20, next day was long skirt day, October 24 was dupatta-bangles day, and today we are gearing up for kala chashma day, to add a pinch of fun. We’re doing this because if someone wears bindi or bangles, people say itna kyu ready ho ke aaye ho. So we are giving them a reason to dress up,” says Garima Tandon, union president.

First Published: Oct 26, 2016 07:45 IST