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Events

We organize various events throughout the year including Holi (festival of colors), Diwali (festival of lights) and many more. Join us on Facebook and come to know about all of our upcoming events and do take part. We promise you loads of fun and tasty Indian food.

Fresher's Party
12th Sep, 2016
The Hosts Aaja Nachle! Good Food = Good Mood Traaiiinnnn!! The new grads :) Celebrations!

The fresher's party was so much fun!. The entire place was buzzing with people and everyone was enjoyinh good food and amazing bollywood music. Who doesn't like free beer and party songs ?! A big thank you to everyone who showed up at the event.

Holi 2016 !
17th April, 2016
Holi hai! :) :) Hehehe :) Swaaagg Awesomeness

The Festival of Colors 2016 was a big hit. With so many people at the event, colors were flying everywhere. Wonderful music by the DJ and good food brought smiles to a lot of faces that day :)

Fresher's Party
20th Sep, 2014
The Hosts The PIRA Awards Mr Penn Talent Show Ms Penn Talent Show Mr Penn - Prithvi Ganesh Ms Penn - Shreya Pandey Masquerade party Insomnia Cookies.. Celebration!

Fresher's party was a night to remember. There was PIRA awards nominations and ceremony. Mr. and Ms. Penn contestants performed in a brilliant show showcasing their talent. There was amazing indian food with Insomnia cookies. Food and drink was awesome. We thank our hosts Sanket and Poorva for their awesome hosting and our amazing DJ Avinash for providing great music.

Event pics can be found here: here.

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Class of 2014 Farewell
14th May, 2014
The Red Carpet... ... Live Telecast of Red Carpet Red Carpet Congrats Grad!! Paper Dance Paper Dance The Food The Drinks The Celebration!!

As the beloved class of 2014 left the hallowed halls of Penn to set sail on new adventures, we wished them bon voyage with a celebration that was as big as the impact they made on Penn and on us - the class of 2015. There was a red carpet for the celebs, a wall of fame, games, drinks, food, and music to dance the night away. It was an evening of friendship, fun, and merriment to celebrate the good times we had together and to wish everyone a sparkling future.

See additional pics here.

We also developed a cool website for the celebration, vidoes and memories: Class of 2014

RangHoli
5th April, 2014
The Celebration Splash Colors The Dance Performance Water Pools Water Pools Dirt, Water, Color and may be more..!

"Rangholi 2014" started with an awesome weather, big pools, lots of colors and delicious food! People sprayed their friends with vibrant colors and water and rendered them unrecognizable. Rangoli choreographed a dance prepared by the Indian masses on a combination of famous Bollywood Holi songs. The performance delighted the attendees and added to the fun. DJ, Masti, Dancing and Food filled the venue with great happiness.

See colourful pics here!

Cricket Match Screening 2014
21st March, 2014
The Snacks India vs Pakistan Match India vs Pakistan Match The Celebration

ICC World T20, India vs. Pakistan was the first event planned by the Rangoli-2014 board. Houston Hall filled with enthusiasm of the people enjoying the fun-filled match live with home-made breakfast and hot beverages. The two reverential nations coming together in the super-10 stage added to the excitement. The crowd burst with happiness when India won the close competition! Following this, Rangoli decided to add to the fun by screening the finals held between India and Sri Lanka. Mind-blowing performances by both the teams kept the crowd exhilarated till the end. Face-painting, along with breakfast, was organized by Rangoli at the venue of screening the finals, which boosted the zeal among the masses. Although India lost to Sri Lanka in the finals, the event turned to be a great social gathering.

Link to event pictures is here.

PennXplore 2014
9th-19th February, 2014
PennXplore

Rangoli - The Indian Association at Penn hosted a campus-wide online exploration competitive event at University of Pennsylvania. You can find the website here.

All Access 2014
7th February, 2014
All Access

All Access brought together four Penn graduate cross-cultural groups - BGAPSA, LAGAPSA, PAAGSA and Rangoli - for the first collaborative celebration! This party was held at the newly-renovated ARCH building, and helped us raise funds for charity. Delicious food and drinks were served, while DJ Wu kept the night alive!

All proceeds from the event went toward the Pennsylvania Prison Society.

Republic Day 2014
26th January, 2014
Republic Day

Rangoli held a screening of the movie Rang De Basanti on the occasion of India's 64th Republic Day. The event was organized in a plush auditorium of the beautiful Arch. It was a pleasure to see everyone gather on a patriotic note.

We had a proud alumnus over at the event to speak about the potential in the field of Consulting. There were some great appetizers for everyone at the event too.

Diwali 2013
3rd November, 2013
The diyas... ...and the rangoli Puja Bhajan Art exhibition Dance And the "essential" final group pic

Penn Rangoli and Hindu Student Council together organized Diwali at Penn on 3rd November, 2013. It entailed Rangoli decoration and art exhibition at Hall of Flags, followed by puja and bhajan in Bodek Lounge. The evening ended with lots of delicious Indian food and, finally, dance. What's an Indian event without dance! ;)

More pics of the event can be viewed here and, of course, we made a trailer :P.

Freshers' Night 2013
27th September, 2013
The "prestigious" PIRA Awards And the award goes to... Flash Mob: Reboot "Dance all night" "Freshers' Night"

The Freshers Party 2013 organized, in association with GAPSA, on 27th September was a grand success with the theme mainly focusing around mock-Oscars. The 1st Annual Penn Indian Rangoli Association (PIRA) Awards was initiated with categories like Nerdiest person, FB addict, Crazy Drinker, Best Gossiper, etc and culminated in crowning the Mr and Miss Penn 2013 based on the popular choice via an online poll.

There were drinks and spicy Indian foods with delicious "Rasgulas", with juniors and seniors all dancing to popular Bollywood tunes.

More pics of the event can be viewed here and the "behind the scenes" video of the flash mob can be viewed here.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2013
9th September, 2013
Ganapati Bappa! Moriya! Bhajan (Devotional Song) Prasad "Ganesh Chaturthi"

For the first time ever, Ganesh Chaturthi 2013 was organized by Penn Rangoli on the 9th of September. The event commenced with Ganesh Puja, followed by the Aarti in the traditional Maharashtrian way with popular Aarti songs. There were delicious sweets prepared by many students as "Prasad" and distributed to everyone. This was finally concluded with a Bhajan session with most of the students displaying their singing talents through various Bhajan songs.

You can view the pics of this event here.

Farewell 2013
6th-7th May, 2013
"Farewell Night" at Bodek Lounge, 7th May 2013 "Open Mic Night" at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar, 6th May 2013 "Open Mic Night" "Open Mic Night" "Open Mic Night" "Farewell Night" at Bodek Lounge, 7th May 2013 Papdi Chaat starters Getting ready for the "fight" Catch me if you can! - Dog and the Bone Yearbook for the Class of 2013

After the Double Day event of Holi Dhamaal, Rangoli is back with a Double Bang, yet again! This time, it's to say goodbye to our Seniors at Penn!

1st Stop was at Jolly's Piano Bar. We had an Open Mic Night dedicated to our seniors on the 6th of May where everyone (Singers/Non Singers) came in solo/groups/bands and showcased/dedicated their favorite numbers to fellow friends. There were drinks and appetizers.

Next up was the Farewell Event on the 7th of May at Bodek Lounge from 5 to 9 pm where seniors danced off to Bollywood music and chirked up in the words penned down for them in Rangoli's Yearbook. Of course, there was Indian food and drinks for everyone!

More pics here and here. Check out the Yearbook (600MB!!) here. Or you can visit the online version.

Holi Celebration Weekend
29th-31st March, 2013
"Holi Dhamaal" at Penn Park, 31st March 2013 "Bollywood Happy Hour" at Penn Design, 29th March 2013 Flash Mob at "Bollywood Happy Hour" Pakodas at "Bollywood Happy Hour" Mango Lassi at "Bollywood Happy Hour" Playing Holi at "Holi Dhamaal" Colored water Holi at "Holi Dhamaal" Samosas at "Holi Dhamaal" DJ at "Holi Dhamaal"

On 29th and 31st March, We had organized a spectacular event to celebrate the Indian Festival of Colors - HOLI! This event was a perfect way to bid farewell to the harsh winter and welcome Spring's abundant colors.

On the first day of the event, we had organized a fun filled "Bollywood Happy Hour" in collaboration with Penn Diverse Design. It was truly a memorable evening with all dancing to the tunes of Bollywood peppy numbers. Also some of the members were very enthusiastic and performed a group dance which was one of the main attractions of this day. Furthermore we had screen pictures to bring out the significance and religious aspects of this festival. People went crazy and enjoyed Indian delicacies and drinks such as Pakoras, Samosas and Mango Lassi.

On the second day it was more fun, more frolic and more dhamaal .We all played Holi truly in Indian traditional style with tons of colors, threw friends and enemies in water pool ;). All colored faces and drenched in water danced again on the holi tracks. At the end we served yummy Indian food and drinks to fill all the empty bellies.

Overall it was truly a successful and a fantabulous event and Rangoli was more than delighted to host it. We also look forward to organize more events and bring all together and keep them bonded and rooted to the Indian Culture.

Check out more pictures here, here and here. We also made an amateurish trailer, in case you are interested. :P

Previous Events
Freshers 2012
Fresher's Party 2012
Holi 2012
Holi 2012
Diwali 2011
Diwali 2011
Farewell 2010
Farewell 2010
Holi 2010
Fresher's Party 2009