Vijayawada

‘Ethnic Day’ depicts myriad cultures

Students celebrating Ethnic Day depicting Indian culture, at Andhra Loyola College, in Vijayawada on Tuesday. Photo: V. Raju.   | Photo Credit: V. Raju

Students of about 15 States depicted the tradition and culture of different places at the ‘Ethnic Day’ celebrations, which also coincided with the Foundation Day of Andhra Loyola College (ALC) in the city on Tuesday.

Students of Jharkhand welcomed the participants with a tribal dance. While youth of Andhra Pradesh served traditional dishes ‘ garelu’, ‘payasam’, ‘pulihora’, ‘natu kodikura’, ‘bobbatlu’ and other mouth watering dishes. The students created village atmosphere by decorating huts with sugarcane, bullock carts, and colourful rangolis and arranged sparkling ‘bogi fire’ and cockfights for Sankranthi festival. Hari Dasus explained the importance of the harvest festival.

The participants performed cultural shows with traditional attires. ALC correspondent S. Raju, rector D. Ravi Sekhar, Cultures for unity G. Sambasiva Rao, ethnic wear competition in-charges B. Baby Rani, A. Lavanya, cultural programmes in-charge K. Nagarani and other staff participated.

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