HUM aims to cater for the needs of the Hindu, and by extension Indian, population in Oxford by providing a range of religious, social, and cultural events. Our standing goal is to ensure that all events are of the highest quality, and tailored to the needs of our members. HUM also tries to educate Hindus and non-Hindus alike in the main teachings and philosophy of Hinduism.
It's finally here! Can you believe we have already reached week 8? We hope all the freshers have enjoyed their first term at Oxford, but now it is almost time for a well earned break. There isn't too much going on this week, though we do have an important message from our friends at OIS regarding their ongoing elections, so check below for details on that.
I'd like to remind you that we are currently accepting applications for 2018 HumSoc committee positions. It really is an amazing team to be part of, and it feels very rewarding when you manage to raise money for charity whilst providing great events for the Asian community at Oxford. Hence I strongly recommend that you all apply. Link for applications: https://goo.gl/forms/TUPR5h3tCU9BtgVo2
Please note: The original deadline for applications was Monday 27th, but we were having some problems with the Google Form system, so we have had to extend the deadline to 10th December (we'll announce new committee during vac).
Lastly, since we are nearing the end of the current committee's tenure, this is likely to be my last weekly mailout, so I'd like to say thanks for being part of this community. You really have made all our events special by attending them and have helped create a lot of memories. From Oxholi, to Bollywood movie nights, to the recent Diwali Ball, these are all experiences I will never forget, so I and the rest of the committee want to thank you all for being a part of it. Enjoy the last week of term guys, as well as your Xmas break. Make sure you come along to OIS' Bollywood BOP to see the term out in style :)
Lots of Humpyaar,
P.S. After writing these for weeks, I have only just realised that in every email this term, I have written "join us for the first weekly aarti of the year". My copy and pasting has been exposed, but hopefully none of you noticed it anyway ;)
Thank you so so much to everyone who came to Diwali Ball and helped make it such a great night. We managed to raise a ton of money for CARE India, and hopefully you all had as much fun as we did!
If you'd like to be part of the team that organises events like the Diwali Ball and Oxholi, as well as smaller events like Bollywood movie nights and aarthis, then look no further. The Oxford University Hindu Society is accepting applications for 2018 - it has been a genuine pleasure to be part of the Committee, and the Hum family is always looking to grow. Applications will close this MONDAY27TH NOVEMBER at noon, and we'll announce the new Committee at our final aarti on Wednesday Week 8 at 6pm. The application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/DtHGGIzrS8J1ceVa2
Also, after last week's mania, we are co-hosting a more chilled out event with OIPAC, so that you can relax and wind down for the end of term. Check below for details on this event and on the others. Have an excellent week guys, and see you on Wednesday!
- Milan :)
P.S. If you have any questions about the committee form or about the committee i general, feel free to email me at email@example.com
It has been brought to my attention that the joke made in the week 6 email could be taken to be quite insensitive. Just to be clear, it wasn't the intention at all and I hope I didn't offend anyone. It's not right to make light of the experiences of people who have mental illnesses, so I'll make sure I'm more careful with my words in the future.