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Delving into Diwali
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Delving into Diwali

The Hindu society celebrated one of the biggest festivals of the year on Thursday 19th October. Diwali is the Hindu festival of light- the festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. It is a time typically celebrated with friends and family which of course isn’t always simple when you’re miles away from home at university. The Hindu society hosted a huge celebration at Medicine to bring everyone who wanted to rejoice together. When I asked one girl if she missed her family during such a festive occasion she replied, ‘this is my second family,’ which was really humbling to hear. There was clearly a great sense of belonging for everyone in the room and a huge sense of welcoming to anyone who didn’t typically practice the religion. T...