BY OFURE EIGBE / STAFF WRITER
“As the name suggests, the club is related to South Asian culture, but is not limited to individuals from this region. It is for everyone. Since Augustana is a welcoming community, we want to contribute to its vision.”Dhenamuthan Ragu., Secretary
Augustana Campus is an inclusive ground for individuals to express themselves in a way that could positively impact others. This makes it possible for people of similar–and different–backgrounds to come together and showcase what they enjoy about their culture. In this club feature, The Dagligtale newspaper focuses on the South Asia club and will share some information discussed in an interview with their secretary. Before that, we will introduce other executive members of the club.
President: Prakashkumar Panchal
Vice-President: Anushil Raj
Treasurer: Lalith Chintakrindi
Secretary: Dhenamuthan Ragu
Dhenamuthan Ragu, club secretary. Photo submitted.
The Dag: What kinds of events has the club held recently?
DR: The club is new, so we are still short on membership. Regardless, we are planning some events in collaboration with the chaplaincy, like the Holi – festival of colors, which will take place in the first week of march. It is one of the main events we are preparing for the semester, and it is an outdoor event.
The Dag: What do you like about this club?
DR: I get to share the delight I get from my culture and the food I enjoyed as a kid.
The Dag: What are some of the club’s objectives?
DR: Our club intends to celebrate and showcase the cultures and the people of South Asia, which include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. This region is very diverse without excluding religion, language, and food.
The Dag: What is your advice for people considering joining this club?
DR: One thing is for sure; it will be a new experience, and everyone can join the club and have fun.
The South Asian club will be at the Augustana club fair and interested individuals can get more information about this club. The club meets at least twice a week, and you can contact them through their email: email@example.com and follow their Instagram page @aug_southasiaclub to keep up to date with the latest news from the club. On their Instagram page, you will find a form to fill out if you are interested in joining the club.
Upcoming South Asian Club events:
Holi – Festival of Colors, TBD