How we celebrated out first MBA wedding with true Indian flair

by Sarah-Ann Yong Jenlee | MBA Class of 2019 | Student Stories

Last November, fifteen students from the class of MBA 2019 made a trip to Kolkata, India, to celebrate the union of our classmate Mounika Myudukur with Rahul Kanoi, her sweetheart of 11 years.

It was the first time an ASB student was getting married during the program, so of course we had to make a big deal out of it! The stars truly aligned as everyone— students, professors and faculty—worked together to make this trip happen during our Thanksgiving break.

We traveled four and a half hours from Kuala Lumpur to the artistic and cultural city of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. There was something undeniably magical and heart-warming about witnessing the wedding ceremony of these two lovebirds, as they gathered in front of family and friends to perform their marriage rituals and vows. This trip was especially memorable because Mounika gave us the opportunity to perform a dance on stage during the Sangeet ceremony. Imagine the crowd going wild when fifteen international students took over the stage and danced to Nachne De Saare and Kaala Chasma!

Diversity was truly at its best, with each of us donning beautiful and brightly colored saris and sherwanis. It was a stunning affair which we wouldn’t have traded for anything else in the world!

Congratulations again, Mr and Mrs Kanoi, with love from your ASB family.