A ten day long International Student’s Fest culminated into a half day long Affair with a gala rejoicing amidst singing, dancing, three different fashion show, drum playing, short presentations, documentaries, some sharing and finally a grand dinner.
For the Past two weeks PCTE has been celebrating the existence of different races and diverse Culture that has been brought together under the PCTE Family. In the festival foreign and Indian students played games like football, Volley ball, Basketball and Pool. In the finale foreign students displayed their talent in Fashion show, Dramatics, Music, Dance, etc., and documentary of their respective countries showing their culture and rich heritage was also shown on the occasion. Mr.Balunyura Baker, Education Attaché, Embassy of Uganda was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
Mr.Balunyura Baker, Education Attaché, Embassy of Uganda said thatInternational students after studying in PCTE leave with broader perspectives on a broad range of issues.He also added that Ludhiana being industrial capital of Punjab, foreign students should take advantage of that and try to forge relationships with local industries, which would help in making relations.
On the occasion, Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director General, PCTE group of institutes said that PCTE has 100 odd International students from different countries like International students from different part of the world like Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Colombia, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nigeria and Angola,who are studying in different courses at PCTE. Dr. Kang further said that such events promote sense of brotherhood and team spirit among the students. He said that it’s a great opportunity for Indian students to learn and compare themselves with foreign students,which in turn will prepare them to take bigger challenges in the global competitive world.
The function started with Documentaries from different countries. The different cultural dresses were showcased through fashion shows, which enlightened the audience on how different countries dress. The first was a casual wear in which there was a mixture of traditional casual as well as western casual. The second round of fashion show was the cultural wear. in which all the participants portrayed their traditional clothing with a little touch of westernization added to it. The main idea was to show trendy designs made of different cultural fabric for different countries. The third round of fashion show was for dinner wear that was especially meant to portray how western young adults dress at dinner or cocktail occasions.
An amazing performance was displayed by a Bhutanese student, who sang a Punjabi song with a guitar, after spending barely seven months in India. Bhangra Team from India and Dancers from Uganda and Lesotho. Cultural drums played by a Tanzanian representative captured the audience not forgetting a duet song by Lesotho and Zimbabwe.