Hues of Holi @UPES
Students recount some of their fondest memories of celebrating Holi on the campus
One of the most-celebrated festivals in India, the Holi ritual starts by lighting a bonfire prior to the day of Holi and this symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. The festival holds mythological importance and is also associated with the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha.
- Kartik Khanna
Although the Holi celebrations stand suspended in the campus this year because of the Corona virus scare, this is one festival that students have always look forward to in the past, planning the the festival well in advance. On the day of Holi, students gather at the UPES hostel ground where everyone merrily plays Holi with colours and water. Students dance on some famous Holi songs as they enjoy celebrating with their friends.
(2nd year MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management student)
2. Jigyasa Pahwa
“Covered in colours everyone looks the same, everybody is equal, and strangers readily become friends.”
UPES is my home away from home, not to mention that each festival is celebrated at the campus with great enthusiasm and zest. This year it’s been rather low key, but otherwise colourful and fun-filled Holi is planned on a large scale at the campus. The authorities always make sure that it is a happy and safe Holi for each one of us. With vibrant colours, water balloons, exotic dishes, rejuvenating drinks, dance and music, we await this delightful festival. I cannot thank UPES enough for all the experiences that it has added to the book of memories of my college life.
(4th year BA LLB Corporate Law student)
3. Rebecca Mishra
The general perception towards festivals is that they have a predefined ritual. In the context of Holi, it is playing with gulal and eating hot fritters while dancing to rambunctious dhol beats..
Well, UPES does all that and more! UPES students celebrate the festival with such gusto that that no one misses their near and dear ones.
It is like having a small family away from home.
(2nd year BA LLB Criminal Law student)