The Cultural Committee of Indian Institute of Management Udaipur strives to celebrate cultural diversity on campus by celebrating various cultural festivals and events. They ensure that the students have a home-away-from-home experience at IIM Udaipur. The committee provides multiple opportunities for the students to relax and enjoy campus life amidst rigorous academics. In short, they fill colours in the student life at IIM Udaipur.
The members of the IIMU community come from diverse backgrounds, and celebrating our differences and similarities helps us unite and learn from each other. Cultural sensitivity is vital in today's business world, and the cultural committee strives to ensure the same on campus. The committee also seeks to provide platforms for students to showcase their talents and creativity by collaborating with other clubs like FootWorx, Octaves, CreArt, and Live Puppets and organizing various events throughout the year.
The Cultural Committee of IIM Udaipur organizes "Rangat," the annual dandiya night, every year. This event has consistently captivated attendees with the enchanting sight of lively young boys and girls gracefully whirling in rhythmic Garba and enthusiastically engaging in spirited Dandiya dance. The event has always garnered admiration from all those present.
The traditional Garba music, foot tapping Dandiya numbers, and a selection of peppy Bollywood songs have consistently held everyone's attention, keeping them on the dance floor from the beginning of the evening until the very end of the event. Food stalls are set up, providing a delectable assortment of treats for attendees.
Year after year, the students have thoroughly enjoyed this event, making it a grand success.
IIM Udaipur's Cultural Committee takes immense pride in orchestrating the annual Durga Puja, a five-day extravaganza that has become an eagerly awaited tradition on our campus. Each day of this grand event witnesses a remarkable outpouring of enthusiasm as students actively partake in the aartis, immersing themselves in the divine aura and wholeheartedly venerating Goddess Durga.
As the Durga Puja festivities unfold, the climax of the event is the Visarjan ceremony. The atmosphere resonates with the resonant beats of traditional dhol drums as students and devotees assemble to bid farewell to the magnificent Durga idol. This is not just a solemn send-off but also a jubilant one, with the lively sound of the dhol drums setting the stage for a spirited dance performance. This spirited dance, often accompanied by traditional folk music, animates the entire campus, with students and attendees joining in the joyful celebration.
The Durga Puja organized by the Cultural Committee transcends being a mere event; it stands as a testament to the unity and cultural richness of our institution, uniting students in celebration and reverence for this cherished festival.
Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is a celebration of extraordinary enthusiasm and profound joy at IIMU. The venue is transformed into a mesmerizing wonderland, adorned with a breathtaking canopy of shimmering lights, vibrant lanterns, intricate rangolis, and the gentle, joyful smiles on every face. The soft, flickering light of countless diyas envelops the surroundings, creating a calming and enchanting atmosphere.
The festivities commence with a traditional Diwali pooja, setting a spiritual tone for the evening. The lighting of sky lanterns adds a magical touch, leaving observers in awe of the illuminated night sky. Faculty members, together with the entire IIM Udaipur community, contribute to the celebration with their inspiring performances.
As the evening progresses, the event comes alive with music, inviting everyone to dance and revel in the festive spirit. The grand finale is a delectable traditional dinner, uniting the community in a heartwarming and joyful conclusion to the festivities.
The IIMU community joyously celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with grandeur, spanning three unforgettable days. The festivities begin with the Ganesh sthapana, followed by soul-stirring aarti and puja ceremonies. Students welcome Bappa with boundless enthusiasm, and the celebrations feature breathtaking performances by Octaves, FootworX, and the spirited student community.
The culmination of the event unfolds on the third day with the grand visarjan. Here, the eco-friendly Ganpati idol is lovingly immersed, accompanied by spirited dhol beats and playful splashes of gulaal. The vibrant procession is marked by the relentless cheers of "Ganpati Bappa Morya," echoing through the air, a testament to the collective fervour and devotion of the entire community.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration
The vibrant colours of life return to full splendour at IIMU as Holi celebrations reach their peak on campus. This joyous festival is celebrated with unwavering enthusiasm, an abundance of sweets, heaps of gulaal, and spirited dancing. It stands as a testament to the power of togetherness, elevating the mood of celebrations to unprecedented heights. Every student comes together to partake in the exuberant Holi festivities. As the day unfolds, they gather for a delectable lunch featuring a variety of sweets prepared by the dedicated Mess staff. The laughter, camaraderie, and merriment shared during this celebration create lasting memories and reinforce the strong sense of community at IIMU, reminding all that life's true colours shine brightest when celebrated together.
IIMU annually celebrates Janmashtami, rejoicing in the spirit of Lord Krishna's birth. The campus comes alive as we unite for this auspicious occasion, marked by melodious aarti that fills the air with devotion. Sweets are shared, symbolizing life's sweetness and unity.
The main event is the thrilling "Dahi Handi." Students form enthusiastic human pyramids, showcasing extraordinary teamwork to reach and break the handi filled with vibrant flowers and colours. The triumphant team receives cheers and applause, a testament to their determination and camaraderie.
As the day unfolds, the rhythm of celebration takes over, and students express their joy and gratitude through exuberant dancing. Janmashtami at IIMU not only honours tradition but also fortifies bonds of friendship and unity, a cherished event on our calendar.
Pongal, the vibrant harvest festival from the south, is celebrated on our campus with unwavering enthusiasm. Commencing at 6 o'clock in the morning, students wear traditional attire and gather to prepare the delectable Pongal dish, igniting the festivities. This spirited start is followed by the creation of beautiful Rangoli designs made from a plethora of colourful flowers. The celebration unfolds with a sumptuous traditional lunch and lively dancing to the melodious folk tunes from the southern region. Even newcomers to this tradition are introduced and eagerly participate. As the day culminates, indelible memories are captured through photographs, etching the joyous moments in the annals of our IIM Udaipur campus history.
Our campus celebrates the vibrant and culturally rich festival of Kerala, Onam, with immense zeal and enthusiasm every year. The entire day is filled with a myriad of activities and traditions that bring students and faculty together in the spirit of unity and joy.
The celebration kicks off with the creation of a breathtaking Pookalam, a floral Rangoli symbolizing prosperity and joy. Following the Pookalam artistry, people gather to partake in the Onam Sadya, a delightful feast featuring an impressive array of 26 to 28 delectable dishes, all served on traditional banana leaves. The event concludes with a lively DJ session, featuring dance tunes from diverse cultures, prompting students to dance exuberantly.
Every year, IIMU celebrates Independence Day with remarkable grandeur and patriotism. The day kicks off with the solemn hoisting of the national flag, symbolizing our deep respect for our country's freedom. Following this, the stage comes alive with mesmerizing performances by Octaves, Footworx, and live puppet shows. These cultural showcases are not just entertaining but also a reminder of our rich heritage and the artistic talents within our community. As the day unfolds, the spirit of unity and patriotism is further enhanced as everyone gathers to relish a delicious breakfast. This tradition not only fills our stomachs but also warms our hearts, creating lasting and heartwarming memories.
Independence Day Celebrations
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