KATHMANDU, May 23: On the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity, Thames International College in Old Baneshwar organized a program at the college’s premises on Wednesday.
The event jointly organized by the students’ council of the college, along with the college’s clubs ‘IT Club Thames’, ‘Social Work Club’ and ‘The Management’, saw food stalls catering different ethnic foods like ‘khapse’, ‘yomari’ and ‘choyela’.
Speaking about the main objectives behind the event, the President of the students’ council, Abhishek Man Joshi, said, “We wanted to encourage, celebrate, respect and promote the diversity of Nepali culture.”
The environment went colorful and lively as the faculty, students and staff attended the event in their ethnic attires. Cultural dances, flash mob and ‘lok dohori’ were also performed by the students.
Students also enjoyed films and documentaries depicting culture and ethnicity, like ‘Caravan’, ‘Numafung’, ‘Mugu: The Conscience of Karnali’ and ‘Purano Nepal’, which were screened in different classrooms.
Exhibitions by different organizations were the other attractions of the event. An exhibition was put up by Music Museum of Nepal where they exhibited the musical instruments of different ethnic and cultural groups. Similarly Nepal Mithila Women Handicraft also exhibited Mithila arts and crafts, which were on sale, too. And Thimi Ceramics put up stalls of pottery and handicrafts, old photographs and coins from different countries.