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Campus News : CONNECT:UOW July 2012
CONNECT: UOW is produced by the Media Unit. Editorial Nick Hartgerink Bernie Goldie Melissa Coade Jenna Bradwell Layout Artist Paul Martens Photographers Sean Maguire Mark Newsham Telephone +61 2 4221 5942 Facsimile +61 2 4221 3128 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web media.uow.edu.au Address University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia CRICOS Provider No: 00102E ISSN 0312-2018 16 CONNECT :UOW JULY 2012 CONNECT: FESTIVAL UOW FESTIVAL CELEBRATES INDIAN CULTURE The University o Wollongong held a wee of Bo ywood-insp red activities and events March, culm ting in a col urful Sund y finale with ousands of pe campu for a cele ation of culture. Bollywood in Wollongo a ities ranged from dance lesson yoga cla es, potte and cooking demonstrations, fashion, food and film, with an emphasis on family fun. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Joe Chicharo described the festival finale as "sensational". "The grounds were packed and everyone was having a great time," Professor Chicharo said. "There were thousands of people on campus so it was a fantastic exercise in community engagement and international cultural exchange. We even had busloads of people down from Sydney." The event coincided with the final day of the four-day- long Indian Film Festival, with a range of Bollywood hits and classic Indian films screening in the University Hall. Bollywood in Wollongong was presented by UOW in partnership with coal company Gujarat NRE, whose chairman Arun Jagatramka took a personal interest in festivities, including choosing some of his favourite films for screening throughout the festival. Professor Chicharo paid tribute to Mr Jagatramka and his wife Mona for the way they supported the Illawarra, saying they were two of the region's greatest champions. "The University is very proud to work with Gujarat NRE and our other sponsors to create this iconic event," he said. "We are celebrating Indian culture -- film, dance and food. It's about people and relationships ... and gaining a greater understanding of each other's culture." NH Pictures from UOW's Bollywood in Wollongong festival. Top right: Gujarat NRE chairman Arun Jagatramka flanked by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Joe Chicharo (left) and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings. AL OW ES VA EB SURE S llong ed ities lou day usf ebra gong activit lasse U h eko sa in yfinal htho n of Indian c CELE INDIA A Un of olly pir minat g a col eople on cam ns to g ery a ch The grounds were packed and everyone was having a great time