For the second year running, South Asian Studies Programme (SASP) celebrated Deepavali with Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS). On 6 November 2013, a total of 50 staff and students got together to enjoy good food and company. The event kicked off with A/P Vineeta Sinha, Head of SASP, welcoming everyone to the tea and thanking them for coming. She was pleased that we were able to hold this event again and hoped it would be a tradition between SASP and ISAS. Prof Tan Tai Yong, Director of ISAS, echoed her sentiments and mentioned that it was certainly a good and auspicious way of continuing SASP-ISAS collaboration.
This year, a good number of the departments in FASS, together with some of their alumni associations, organised events to celebrate their graduates’ commencement. Lunches, dinners, and even themed parties were held. Some of the highlights include: personalised congratulatory letters with calligraphy (Department of Chinese Studies), performances put up by the NUS Rondalla and the Chorda Trio (Department of Economics), instant photo booth with fanciful props (Department of Political Science), and students and staff coming with ‘mad hats’ of their own (Department of History).
Click on the following links to read more about the individual events that were held, as shared by the respective departments!
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all graduates the best in their future endeavours!
Disclaimer: Links are correct and available at the time of posting.
7 September 2012
Tamil Murasu presented Dr S.P. Thinnappan, Fellow in the South Asian Studies Programme, the inaugural ‘Lifelong Inspiring Teacher Award’. Selected with the help of the Singapore Tamil Teachers’ Union, Dr Thinappan was clearly moved by the award and said:
“We may have retired. But this award inspires us further.”
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