Global Insights Presents India

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a March 26 Global Insights event, which will feature graduate student Sindura Swarna, CA.
Woman in colorful, traditional Indian dress stands in front of flat screen tv.
Sindura Swarna, CA, graduate student in Accountancy.

india-1309206_1280.jpgAll faculty, staff and students are invited to join the next Global Insights program, featuring Sindura Swarna, graduate student, accountancy, who described her presentation as the story of "a South Indian girl."  The event will take place March 26, at 11:30 a.m., in the Rose Room, Brennan Hall, Room 509. The luncheon presentation will feature Indian cultural cuisine. Registration is required.

Register for the Global Insights India presentation.

Swarna is originally from Hyderabad, southern part of India. She takes great pride in being a 'Pakka Hyderabadi,' a term used to describe someone who is a true local of Hyderabad. Swarna attended Hyderabad Public School (HPS) established in 1923, which is renowned in India for its academic excellence. She completed her Chartered Accountancy (CA), which is equivalent to the Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Swarna will discuss the many and unique New Year's traditions celebrated across India each year, as well as diverse and savory foods "from street food stalls to cozy cafes and restaurants," traditional dress, her family and early years in India.

According to Swarna, in India, the New Year is celebrated on various dates, across states, each one with its own traditions.

"The Hindu New Year holds significant historical importance, often linked to the mythological day when Lord Brahma created the universe. Unique celebrations include Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi, Bohag Bihu, Pohela Boishakh, Navreh, and Puthandu, each adding to the cultural tapestry of India." - Sindura Swarna, CA

This program is being offered by the Office of Global Education, the Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact or 570-941-4841. 


Shown above, cenotaphs of Bada Bagh in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Inset above, a view of the Ganges River.

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