Indian Students Association to host annual India Nite

Clarissa Davies

Video by Luke Hyce

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Colorado State University’s Indian Student Association is hosting the annual India Nite from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center on Sunday.

India Nite is a celebration of Indian culture, and will feature free food and free admission for all.

India Nite offers a chance to experience Indian heritage with performances, food, fashion shows, dance, music and a colorful showcase of Indian culture.

“This is our main flagship event,” said Jewel Crasta, general secretary of the Indian Student Association.

The ISA has been coordinating India Nite for more than a decade.

“For the past 12 years, we have been organizing India Nite, a cultural event that displays the richness and diversity of the Indian culture,” Crasta said. “This event has been the face of Indian Students Association at CSU.”

According to CSU’s Indian Students Association, the purpose of ISA is to act as a representative body for all Indian students at Colorado State University. Its primary aim is to promote awareness of Indian customs and interests among the international community and on campus. ISA was established in 1990.

According to Crasta, there are more than 300 students and alumni that are apart of ISA, and this year, the ISA has seen an influx of new members.

“There have been one hundred new admissions this year,” Crasta said.

With the attendance of members and the draw of a free event for the CSU community, the ISA are expecting a successful event on Sunday.

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“We are expecting a large crowd,” Crasta said.

The event is being funded by ASCSU.

Collegian Reporter Clarissa Davies can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @DaviesClarissa