Afghans Make Unique Housewarming Gift

Monday, October 19, 2009

In commemoration of the University of West Georgia’s new Greek Village, Dr. Madhavi Sethna, instructor of Media and Instructional Technology, recently presented the six Panhellenic sororities on campus with hand-made afghans, each knitted in the respective organization’s colors. Representatives from Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Phi Mu were on hand to receive the gifts at the Oct. 13 event.

In commemoration of the University of West Georgia’s new Greek Village, Dr. Madhavi Sethna, instructor of Media and Instructional Technology, recently presented the six Panhellenic sororities on campus with hand-made afghans, each knitted in the respective organization’s colors.“I wanted to celebrate everyone moving into the Greek Village, so I decided to present those sororities with the same kind of housewarming gift I would give to someone in my family,” Sethna said.

UWG opened the complex, a community of 14 fraternity and sorority chapter houses in August. Sethna mentioned that the afghan project took on a life of its own, and she considers her gift to the sororities the end of “phase one.” She is now hard at work on gifts for the eight fraternities located in the Greek Village.

“I appreciate the fraternities and sororities here at West Georgia because they create and enforce a feeling of community,” she said. “It helps to make us stronger.”

Sethna closed the presentation by reciting a Sanskrit poem and translating it into English: “May we protect each other/ May we nourish each other/ May we work together uniting our strength for the good of the humanity/ May our learning be luminous and purposeful/ May we never hate one another/ May there be Peace Peace Peace.”