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Diwali Celebrations at BITS Pilani
With students from every corner of the country, the celebrations of any festival at Vidya Vihar Pilani campus of BITS truly represents unfolding of the Indian cultural mosaic.
In the morning of the day after Diwali, for the past several decades, BITS Pilani has been having the tradition of celebrating in the workshop of the Institute, pooja for Viswakarma who is considered as the divine engineer and architect according to Hindu mythology. In the eastern parts of India like Bengal, this pooja is celebrated every year on September 17. The southern parts of the country like Tamil Nadu celebrate the ninth day of Dussehra as Ayudha pooja in honour of Viswakarma. This year BITS Pilani celebrated Vishwakarma Pooja on Sunday October 18.
In the evening of the day after Diwali, the Faculty Division II Quadrangle of the Institute witnesses the Diwali Milan anchored by the Staff Association of the Institute in which several songs and dances are performed by members of staff, their wives and children.
For the alumni of BITS spread across various continents from Australia to America, the Diwali celebrations at Pilani always rekindle fond memories of their student years at this top ranking institution.
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The Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956 under notification No. F.12-23/63.U-