Student Government grants funds to 18th Gateway to India

By Dan Henson

Student Government passed a bill during their weekly meeting Thursday to allocate $4,616 from the Student Government Allocation Fund for the 18th Annual Indian Subcontinent Student Association’s Gateway to India Culture Show.

Sugar Land senior Florence Francis and Vice President of the Indian Subcontinent Student Association, said the event is free and encouraged all of the student government members to attend as well.

The event, which will feature cultural dancing performances among other displays of cultural heritage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday March 23 in Waco Hall.

“Four years ago, Baylor made it a tradition,” Houston sophomore Will Jones said and sponsor of the bill, Will Jones said. Jones was also the sponsor of the bill.

The event’s cost has increased $4,000 from last year, but the Student Government Allocation Fund has only increased by $2,000.

The $4,616 allocation from the Student Government Allocation Fund accounts for 43 percent of the total cost of this year’s event.

Student government voted unanimously in favor of the allocation.