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Lighting up the Sculpture Garden

This year over 1000 tealights illuminated the Syracuse Sculpture Garden for the annual festival of Diwali.

Oct. 30, 2017, by Robert M Enslin

Students participate in lighting candles for Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.

This year, over 50 students, faculty and staff gathered in the University’s sculpture garden to place and illuminate over 1000 tea lights in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. This is the second year Professor Romita Ray (AMH) has organized the event on campus. The annual ceremony is designed to signify the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The event was sponsored by the Dept. of Art and Music Histories, Hendricks Chapel and the South Asia Center.


Romita Ray Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History

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Robert M Enslin