Being the first major event by the Association of Indian Students, the celebrations were a major hit, featuring Mansukh Geelani & Group.
The celebrations kick-started with Devi Puja at the USC's stunning Ballroom of Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Some of the other programs included a "best dress competition", which is awarded to the show stunners.
However, the highlight of the celebrations was the sympathy that students showed toward the survivors of the Jammu and Kashmir flood survivors. Students, teachers and faculty members generously collected funds for their countrymen and sent them to ndia Development and Relief Fund, a US-based public charity organization.