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YAGNAKAYA: Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations 2023

YAGNAKAYA: Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations 2023

14th September 2023

The morning of 14th September 2023 was a much awaited one, as the students of SYBsc (HS) had organized "Yagnakaya", an event to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in our college, under the skillful guidance of Chef Vinayak Shettigar. The Second and Third-year students were all invited to attend the event in traditional Maharashtrian outfits, and to celebrate this memorable day with lots of festivities. The hallways, restaurants, lobbies and other areas were elegantly accessorized by the decor team, portraying a festive look to the whole floor. The Ganesh idol was brought into college at 10:15am, followed by a dhol band as the students welcomed the beloved Lord of new beginnings by dancing all the way as it was being carried to the 5th floor lobby by the cultural head of the event, Ms. Alaisha Patel. Orange flags were waved as the students brought in the idol through the excited crowd and marched towards its destination. After arriving on the fifth floor, Chef Anil, with the help of other faculty members and staff workers performed the aarti and rituals which are done to "greet" Lord Ganesha as his idol is placed. Soon after, the students were all gathered in the lobby to commemorate the festivities of this exciting day with cultural dances which was followed by a ten course Maharashtrian themed menu. The delicious lunch was served on a banana leaf and it concluded with the felicitation of the Chief Guest by our Principal, Mr. Conrad D’souza.