New York/Sydney Nov 2: The Indian Students Association of Ohio University organised Diwali celebrations on Sunday, media reported.
The event featuring exciting event, Bollywood dance, music was organised at the Baker University Center Ballroom.
The event was catered by a Columbus based restaurant Tadka. Guests at the event were served several dishes including traditional Indian cuisine.
According to the Office of Institutional Research, as of 2014 there are more than 100 students from India studying at Ohio University, reported the Times of India.
"When you are far away from home, you tend to be more homesick during a festival time, so to compensate for that we gather and get together with whoever we know and try to feel like we are at home," said Rohit, a graduate student of electrical engineering at the Ohio University.
The Diwali event was also organised by Australian Indian Cultural Council Inc on October 24 at Cherrybrook Cultural and Community Center in Cherrybrook, Sydney.
AICCI is a 'not for profit' organization with the objectives to promote, conserve and advance Indian culture within the Australian community. It organises functions, festivals relevant to the Australian Indian community.