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IIT Kharagpur organize cultural festival 'Illumination' on Diwali


IIT Kharagpur organize cultural festival 'Illumination' on Diwali

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Oct 28 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has organized a cultural festival 'illumination' on the occasion of Diwali festival on October 27. It is a one-of-its-kind festival, where students from each hostel within the IIT Kharagpur campus get together to create extravagant patterns using 'diya' against a wooden structure or 'chatai'.

This tradition is continuing since 30 years in IIT Kharagpur. Each hall used more than 20000 'diya' to create these patterns that have a story dictated itself against the chatais, which are nearly 20-feet high with an area of about 1500 square feet.

More than 12000 students participated in the cultural event. While speaking to ANI, one of the student said, "Around 200-300 students of each hostel start preparing for this festival before one-two month of Diwali.

Students also participate in Rangoli making which is based on different subjects." 'Illumination' marks the triumph of endless night-outs, mammoth hour

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