Festival of Light comes to life on campus
A Diwali event at Walsall College has raised awareness of the festival and funds for charity.
Celebrations for the Festival of Light saw students and staff enjoy food, dancing and the creation of Rangoli patterns and henna designs. Custom-made tealight holders designed and 3D printed by the college’s Digital Innovation Hub were also on sale.
The activities led to £185 being raised for Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS).
Established in 2013, Walsall-based MLSS provides hot food and drink to those living on the street, as well as in schools, safe houses and those on the poverty line. It operates on a Sikh religion-based ethos where help and support are available to everyone regardless of social status.
Sharon Kaur from the Midland Langar Seva Society said: “The Sikh concept of Langar, which is a free food kitchen, is central to our work locally and internationally. This donation from the college will go towards supporting our activities around this.”
Special guests, Punjab Bhangra Crew also performed at the event, teaching a mini bhangra dance class before encouraging everyone to take to the ‘dancefloor’.