Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature celebrated Holi Festival with Indian students as a part of social adaptation project.
Indian students studying in UlSU celebrated a bright Indian holiday Holi.
Holi is a celebration of spring, Bengali New Year that symbolizes the end of cold and the beginning of warm weather. In 2016 UNESCO included the celebration of the Bengali New Year in a list of intangible cultural heritage. Holi is celebrated during the day of the full moon in the Hindu calendar. This year it took place on March, 8.
On that day it is a tradition to sprinkle each other with colored powders. In the afternoon the students celebrated Holi applying colorful paint to their faces and having fun.
In the evening a video conference Ulyanovsk-Deli (Russia-India) was held. There, Representative of the New Era.Education, Indian Educational Institute, Dr. Kumar Dharmendra delivered a welcoming speech. He sent his best wishes to everyone celebrating International Women's Day and Holi. Dr. Kumar expressed his gratitude to the Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature program team for working on the social adaptation of Indian students and noted the fruitfulness of this cooperation. In turn, the team of the program stated that the plans include a variety of events and excursions that will continue to acquaint foreigners with Ulyanovsk and neighboring regions.
Then Indian youth danced to their favorite Indian music. About 250 people took part in the events that day.