Of SIBM Bengaluru, Iftar, and Good Food!

Iftar Feast 2016 @ SIBM Bengaluru

As the clock hit 7PM, last rays of the sun smeared across the sky and it was almost time to break the fast. Iftar or Fatoor as it was called earlier, marks the evening meal where Muslims end their daily Ramzan fast at sunset. Iftar has been a tradition dating back to the time of Prophet Muhammad and for the past 4 years at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bengaluru. It is often done in a community where everyone comes together to celebrate. It is not only just temperance towards other religions but actually being a part of it and celebrating it together, that is the essence which is inculcated in the B School students here. The college walls were covered with lights but painted with happiness and the colours ran deep. Green, grey, and silver covered all corners as the students thronged around the food vendors selling Biryani, rolls and kulfis to satiate their sweet tooth.

Iftar 2016

Iftar 2016

Mohd Usama, a first year student, quoted “I am happy that we are celebrating Iftar in our college. Not many colleges recognize Iftar as a day of celebration. I am glad to be here today.”

Zahid, another first year student added, “16 hours of no food is really hard but the fast is totally worth it. Ramzan is celebrated to make people understand the situation of the poor and needy. The one month of fast is the cleansing process which makes you feel better. All the decorations and the lights in the cafeteria took me aback. I am really looking forward to celebrating Iftar here with all my friends.”

We often remember the bad experiences that we had to face in our life but always hope to relive the good ones. College fests are a great way to explore yourself, network and also to have fun. Life in a B-school can get tough but it’s because of these moments of truth, memories we make for ourselves and most importantly, for others and the diverse culture that the students study in, which makes college life a breeze. This is most definitely #LifeAtSIBMB. Eid Mubarak. Until next time.

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