Ajman, Mar 17: 'Diverse healthcare professions expressing their diverse cultures and learning from one another. The event gives the students an opportunity to display the essence of their ethnicities and cultures'.
The annual Global Day celebrations organized by the Student Affairs Department of Gulf Medical University (GMU) owned by the Thumbay Group– a leading medical university in the region-were celebrated virtually with a limited audience in person, on March 15.
Organized every year to appreciate the cultural diversity of the students and staff of GMU, the event was a convergence of culture and traditions of the 86 nationalities that form the student cohort of GMU.
Professor Hossam Hamdy, the chancellor of GMU was the chief guest of GMU virtual Global Day 2021. Accompanied by the vice-chancellors and deans, the students exhibited the food and costumes, as well as other exhibits relevant to their culture and history online.
More than 1000 attendees online including the students and staff of the university as well as their families and friends joined. Admiring the students’ efforts, Professor Hossam Hamdy said the annual Global Day was an occasion to celebrate the togetherness of GMU’s students and staff, emphasizing the university’s ‘Unity in Diversity'. Diverse healthcare professions express their diverse cultures and learning from one another.
Some of the top countries participating were United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, France and Iraq. The first place was secured by Pakistan followed by Nigeria and India the second and third place respectively.
The United Arab Emirates secured first place in the Arts category, which was a great achievement. The Student Council also thanked the chancellor and all the students for making this event a success in these challenging times of the pandemic.
Celebrated every year, GMU Global Day seeks to admire the unity in the cultural diversity of GMU’s student community hailing from over 86 nationalities. The event gives the students an opportunity to display the essence of their ethnicities and cultures, at the same time getting to know and appreciate each other’s culture.