Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DWU students celebrate Cultural Day

THE Divine Word University campus once again came alive with traditional song and dance as students took the centre stage in the annual Cultural Day in Madang last Saturday.
For the first time students from neighbouring Solomon Islands, whose intake has increased this year, also showcased their culture.
The students from the proposed provinces of Hela and Jiwaka were also allowed for the first time to perform separately from Southern Highlands and Western Highlands respectively.
The public in Madang and the visiting tourists and the growing expatriate community of Chinese, Filipinos and Europeans took the chance to see a sampling of the diverse cultures and traditions of PNG.
The Cultural Day is in August every year that the university sets for the students to acknowledge their indigenous roots in traditional song, dance, costumes and folklore.
President of the university, Fr Jan Czuba, said the Cultural Day was not a “show” but a day the students must be given a chance to reflect on the importance and values of the indigenous cultures of PNG amidst the
influences of modern ways.

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