LPU School of Hotel Management & Tourism organized ‘Cake-Mixing Ceremony & Theme Lunch’ to welcome the upcoming Christmas festive season. On this occasion a mammoth Christmas-cake was prepared by LPU students at ‘Uni hotel Lobby’ of the university to sense the warmth of the forthcoming Christmas season and new-year. Such a traditional ‘Cake’ is considered to be a prophecy of peace, prosperity and happiness globe over.
Lighting of the Christmas tree, carol singing, mirthful dances and solemn addresses marked the celebrations. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal graced the occasion and congratulated students for being together in a global team in organizing the celebrations. The event kept up the buoyant spirit of a large number of international and national students who study at the university, coming from different far-off Indian states and other countries.
In fact, the initial step towards making the ‘Cake’ is the huge mixing process, which is observed world over as “Cake-Mixing ceremony”. This stirring ceremony, which historically dates back to the 17th century in Europe, is part of an age-old Christmas tradition.
The mammoth cake ingredients included dry fruits like raisins, prunes, dates, cherries, orange, lemon and nuts like cashews, pistachios, and almonds. Large quantities of fresh juices and honey were generously added to soak all the mixtures. Freshly minced spices were also added and tossed till the fruits and nuts were well coated. With occasional stirring to ensure the nuts were swollen, the whole preparation was emptied into a large container and stored for Christmas and new-year celebrations, as well.
Also present on the occasion were Pro Vice-Chancellors Prof Dr Sanjay Modi, Prof Dr Loviraj Gupta, Deputy Dean Dr Sandeep Walia and faculty members. All of them encouraged students to keep up the glorious traditions that teach to live united amid diversity.