(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Student Affairs Department at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies at DI organized the fifth edition of the 'Cultural Day' which is held annually in the Holy month of Ramadan to celebrate the cultural, social and linguistic diversity and the richness of cultures which is a unique characteristic of the DI.
The event, in which students from many nationalities participated, included activities and shows that reflected the cultural heritage of their countries, their customs, and their different yet mixed folklore heritage in relation to popular food, costumes, history, languages and dialects... etc.
The activities varied between folkloric performances and various artistic shows such as: the Prophet's Praise Band ( Al Midih Al Nadawi ), Qatari crafts, shipbuilding, poetry, folklore rhythms, and competitions in a colorful atmosphere of joy and happiness.
On this occasion, Ms. Iman Al-Sulaiti, Executive Director of the Administrative and Financial Division at the DI, said that this event is the ideal expression of the richness and diversity of cultures that distinguishes the environment of the DI. Such an event brings together students, professors and staff from all over the world.
Therefore, this day provides an opportunity to learn about their dialects, costumes, traditions, diverse cultures, and rich heritage.
Ms Al-Sulaiti added that the cultural day, which is organized annually by the Student Affairs Department at the DI, stems from the centralization of culture as a bridge of communication and understanding between people.
It is aimed at enriching the values of diversity and interacting closely with cultures, customs and traditions of other countries, through recreational activities that are characterized by fun and positive participation, and it brings a great opportunity for harmony and synergy in this holy month, as students present their countries, and introduce us to things we do not know about on these cultures, or we know little of.
For her part, Ms. Nasima Abdeen, Director of Student Affairs Department, pointed out that this event is the best illustration of the richness and variety in cultures that marks and differentiates the DI's environment.
Ms. Abdeen said that Ramadan has a special spirit in Qatar, where there is an atmosphere of love, friendship, tolerance and affinity among everyone.
She also added that the DI hosts more than 40 Arab and foreign nationalities, and it is important to activate community activities within the campus, to increase and enrich cultural values and knowledge.