The Asian Library hosted its first virtual Diwali or Deepavali celebrations on Thursday, November 12 and it also marked the beginning of celebrating Asian Library’s 60th anniversary. Event attendees enjoyed a variety of folk dances, poems, songs, learned about the traditions surrounding Diwali, and also learned about the history of the Asian Library.
Sarbjit Randhawa, South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian, would like to thank Surrey India Arts Club, Shan-E-Punjab Arts Academy, Raghavendra Rao K.V., Taranjeet Kaur Dhaliwal, Taranjit Singh Dhillon and Phoebe Chow for their impressive performances and presentations. She also expressed a special thanks to Dr. Anne Murphy for her continued support to the Asian Library. Prof. Murphy is an Associate Prof. at the Asian Studies and Lead, Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster, UBC.