The first look at the ‘One World’ can be summarised as – Festivals, Cultures, Ethnic Dresses, Smiling Faces and Numerous Selfies. The driving force behind all the ritz and glitz was the spirit of humanity and unity that the vertos always carry in their hearts. The splendid performances reflected hours and hours of hard work by the vertos, and a talent that was nurtured through years.
Dignitaries and Ambassadors from several nationals visited the LPU Campus for this grand event. Ambassador, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India, His Excellency Mr. Shaida Mohd Abdali; Ambassador, Embassy of Gabon to India, His Excellency Mr. Désiré Koumba; Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of the Gambia to India, Her Excellency Ms. Jainaba Jagne; Minister, High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to India, Mr. Alatise Ismail Ayobami; High Commissioner of Republic of Ghana to India, His Excellency Mr. Michael Aaron Yaw Nii Nortey; and, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Uganda to India, Ms. Margaret Kedisi inaugurated the international cultural extravaganza at the campus. First Secretaries, Counsellors, Cultural Attaches, Aides from these and other countries including Yemen, Iran, Somalia and Maldives also accompanied them.
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This was the 8th edition of the ‘One World’ Fest which is organised every year. 15 ambassadors and diplomats graced this jovial annual fest with their presence which saw students from 50 nations exhibit cultures and festivals from countries across the world.
The festival was flagged off for a 2 Km long cultural procession which comprised an exhibition of festivals and cultures from nations of the world. An audience of whopping 50,000+ was a witness to this festival. There were about 40 exhibition stalls put up by the students showcasing an assortment of artefacts.
The winners of this event were Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Lesotho, Yemen, Maldives and Tibet. Congratulations to the winners! The two-day event concluded with tons of memories and experiences. The event gave so much to learn about the diversities of this world and taught us to have a mutual respect for all the cultures and nations. With this, we wait for this event to happen again next year at a much grander level and give lots more to learn about this multicultural world.