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Vol 57 No. 7 : April 2005
Vol 57 No. 7 | Apr. 2005

Fourth Annual “South Asia Day” Set for April 20

The South Asia committee, which is part of the International Education Committee at CSULB, will host its 4th annual “South Asia Day” event on Wednesday, April 20. This year's event, “South Asian Dance and Dancers,” will take place at the Karl Anatol Center from noon-3 p.m.

The purpose of the “South Asia Day” event is multifold – to facilitate greater knowledge and understanding of the South Asia region among campus and local communities; to discuss issues (common and unique) among countries in the region; to connect with the larger South Asian communities outside the campus; and to procure necessary support from local South Asian communities for the committee's sponsored events and activities.     

The event is scheduled to include a lecture demonstration of Bharat Natyam (one of the oldest and most popular classical dance forms of the world that originated in South India) by Malathi Iyengar and her disciples Lakshmi Iyengar and Hema Iyer. The event will also include a lecture demonstration of Kandyan dance (often considered the national dance of Sri Lanka) by Ranuji Wickramaratne, a senior biology major at CSULB. The event is open to the campus community. South Asian food will be served.

For more information, contact Jyotsna Pattnaik, co-chair of the South Asia committee at 562/985-9370 or by e-mail at jpattnai@csulb.edu.

Photo of Dancers

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