Symbiosis stands on the footing of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam and consists of students from various parts of the country. To mark unity in diversity and to gain knowledge about the various cultures and traditions the Cultural Cell Committee has organized an event – ‘Ethnic Day’, which was celebrated on 9th September, 2015 in the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad campus.
Students of BA and BBA LL.B actively participated by decorating the amphitheatre with flowers and the academic block was given an ethnic look by Rangoli designs. All the students of SLS, Hyderabad participated in the event by dressing up in their traditional attires, by singing in their regional languages and also performed dances according to their language and culture. This has helped the students and audience to know about various cultures, traditions and languages. The programs started at 5.00pm and ended at 8.30 pm. The dinner was hosted by the members of Cultural Cell Committee which had a diversified menu of traditional South Indian dishes.
SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, HYDERABAD being the first fully residential campus institute of Symbiosis International University believes in Unity in Diversity and strives to create a Home away from Home feeling to the students who stay on campus and could not go home to celebrate festivals. As a part of this objective the Cultural Cell of SLSH has organized a two day Navratri Celebrations on 20th and 21st of October, 2015.
SLSH is situated in the state of Telangana in Mahbubnagar District. There are many local celebrations in some areas in India that can last for up to 10 days. As a part of this local tradition on 20th of October BATHUKAMMA festival has been organized by the Cultural Cell. Bathukamma is the Telangana's floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women and it represents the cultural spirit of Telangana. Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowersmost of them with medicinal values, in seven concentric layers in the shape of temple gopuram.The students of SLSH and the House – keeping ladies took active participation in arranging the Bathukamma with various flower species like Celosia, Tagetes, Marigold, Chrysanthemum Nelumbo or Indian Lotus, Cucurbita andTridax. The flowers are carefully arranged row after row in a brass plate (called taambalam) in circular rows and in alternate colors.
In the evening the students and the ladies dressed colourfully with the best of their attire and placed the Batukamma in the amphitheatre and gathered in a large circle around it. They started singing songs by circling it repeatedly, building a beautiful human circle of unity, love and sisterhood. Finally, the “Batukammalu” were slowly immersed into the water after some more playing and singing.
Dandiya And Garba Night
SLSH has students from various parts of the country and stands on the footing of VASUDAIVA KUTUMBAKAM. To mark this, on 21st October Dandiya and Garba night was organized as a part of Navratri Celebrations. Raas or DandiyaRaas is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat and Garba is a form of dance that originated in the state of Gujarat in India, celebrated in Navratri, a celebration lasting nine nights. The program started at around 7.00 pm and all students of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad participated in the Dandiya and Garba night with great zeal and enthusiasm and enjoyed the event.