Monday, November 8, 2010

Students busy preparing Rangolis. (Photo by Zainab Das) 
The student community of Manipal University Dubai campus celebrated ‘Ethnic Day’ on Thursday, 4th November 2010. Ethnic day is an ongoing tradition in Manipal University Dubai. A day filled with fun and frolic, it is one of the events students look forward to every semester.

Dr. B. Ramjee, Director, Manipal University Dubai having a look at the different rangolis. (Photo by Zainab Das)
Henna competition in progress in the University Auditorium. (Photo by Zainab Das)  
The entire university transformed with the cloak of an ethnic environment with everyone dressed up in traditional attire. This year, Ethnic Day coincided with the Indian festival of lights - Diwali. Competitions were held for best Rangoli and Henna designs by students from all departments in the University. 

Winners from the Fashion Department for the Rangoli competition with Mrs. Uma Prasad, Students Service Officer and Ms. Tasneem. (Photo by Zainab Das)
Winners of the Henna competition with Mrs. Uma Prasad, Students Service Officer with Dr. Sangeetha Vinod . (Photo by Zainab Das)

Runners up of the rangoli competition from the Media department with Mrs. Uma Prasad, Students Service Officer, and Ms. Bharti More. (Photo by Zainab Das)

Runners up of the henna competition from the Biotechnology Department with Dr. Sangeetha Vinod . (Photo by Mariza Moidy)

Some of the administration and staff with the Director Dr. B. Ramjee at the Rangoli Competition. (Photo by Sambharam Pattanayak) 
Some of the faculty on ethnic day at the Rangoli competition. (Photo by Sambharam Pattanayak)

Report by Zainab Das

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