by Hawa Ahmed
One of the largest cultural affinity groups on Grounds is the Indian Student Association (ISA). The ISA’s mission is “to educate the community on the culture, tradition, religions, and arts of the Indian subcontinent.” Throughout the year, they plan many service and cultural events, culminating with India Day in the spring semester - a grand finale of sorts!
There are performances of the first and fourth-year classes as well as dances from several Indian-interest student groups. Not to mention free Indian food at the end of the evening! mmmm Samosas!
Here are some of the groups featured at India Day:
Ektaal, UVa's only South Asian-American a capella group.
HooRaas and Sharaara are two competitive dance teams with Desi and Asian fusion influences, respectively.