Ethnic Day celebrations - Dec 2015
Andhra Loyola College Celebrated Ethnic Day here on 9 December 2015 with the theme “Respecting respective cultures”. Depicting the cultures and traditions of respective States, students dressed in traditional attires and also arranged food items at different stalls at the Veneu. There was a slice of Kerala, a bit of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and northern States as well.
If those from Kerala students presented the ‘Unni Appam’ at a stall, the Telugus offered Putharekulu, Boppatlu and Pulihora at another stall. The northern Indian dishes like Chole Bathura, Pani Puri, Rasgulla and others were also served for visitors at different stalls. What more, there were traditional dance shows showcasing the art and culture of different States.
Students performed the Kerala ethnic dance and Kolatam dances as well. It is a novel idea and helps students to learn more about other States and their cultures. It is like bringing all the cultures and traditions under one roof, said Ashwathi Balakrishna, a student, who hails from Kerala. The objective was to promote universal brotherhood and help students understand the cultures and traditions of different States. This is an annual affair and eighth edition of the celebrations, said S. Bhaskaran from physics department of Andhra Loyola College. Organisers also presented prizes to stalls, which offered best dishes and were decked up exclusively.