Originally shared on the Global Voices of Darden blog.

The Darden South Asia Society (DSAS), one of Darden’s largest student-run organizations, recently hosted a celebration of Holi. This “festival of colors” celebrates the arrival of spring, and provides a festive day to enjoy with neighbors, friends, family and the entire community. Over 200 faculty, staff, students and family welcomed the spring season with handfuls of pink, red, blue, orange, purple and yellow gulal colored powder.

In February, DSAS also hosted a two-day global conference event which brought together business professionals, academicians, thought leaders and students around the globe to discuss emerging ideas on growth and sustainability in the Indian economy.

Global perspectives add invaluable dimension and depth to class discussions, enhancing all students’ understanding of the global business environment. The Class of 2022 represents 40 unique countries and international students comprise 40 percent of the cohort.

Holi felt the perfect way to welcome spring with bright colors and a sunny day. It was heartwarming to see everyone, students and faculty alike, come together and celebrate this festival with us and indulge in our culture.

- Nirali Kansara, President of Darden South Asia Society