THIBODAUX â€“ An educational program about the culture of the Indian subcontinent has been scheduled by Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in the Plantation Suite in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Following a brief film about India, several Nicholls faculty members will discuss the traditions, religions, foods, dress and music of their native countries of India and Nepal. Sumita Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of education; Ramaraj Boopathy, distinguished service professor of biological sciences; Rajkumar Nathaniel, assistant professor of biological sciences; Hemant Patil, visiting assistant professor of finance and economics; and Balaji Ramachandran, assistant professor of geomatics, will talk about India, and Anit Aryal, instructor of mathematics, will discuss Nepal. Information about Pakistan will also be presented.
Each participant will highlight his or her journey from the Indian subcontinent to Nicholls. As part of this presentation, the library currently has an exhibit about these countries on the first floor that will remain on display through Monday, Nov. 5.
The event is part of Student Government Associationâ€™s Diversity Week and is sponsored in part by the Friends of Ellender Memorial Library. It is free and open to