“The event helps represent the Pakistani culture and norms to other cultures and the community,” said Rakesh Khamuani, president of the Pakistan Student Association. “We have always tried to take the initiative to help promote our culture and food, and to explore and interact with other people of the same culture to remind us of back home.”
The evening includes authentic Pakistani food, cultural performances, music and more.
Admission for the event is $6 for St. Cloud State students, $8 for non-students or $8 the night of the event. Tickets can be purchased in the Atwood Memorial Center.
Cultural festivals are one way the university is providing a transformative educational experience for students to help prepare them to be global citizens at home, at work and in their communities. More than 1,000 students from 90-plus nations attend St. Cloud State, and cultural festivals give them an opportunity to share elements of their culture with the campus community.