2013 News Highlights
Over 50 countries from five continents came together at Limkokwing University’s Plaza to advocate cultural understanding and tolerance in the first ever celebration of Cultural Festival on 31 May 2013.
The Cultural Festival was initiated by the Student Ambassadors to raise funds for Heal the World Foundation. The foundation spreads a message of peace and reconciliation in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of displaced people around the world.
Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Manuel Antonio Guzmán Hernández and Her Royal Princess of Swaziland Sikhanyiso Dlamini graced the event as special guests.
“Limkokwing University has a very clear vision and concept. The University is very unique because it has students from all over the world. It’s fantastic. The culture here is very rich and exclusive,” expressed the ambassador.
The festival boasted a total of 50 different booths exhibiting cultures and traditions of Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Yemen and United Kingdom to name a few.
Later in the evening, the multicultural crowd gathered around the stage to watch traditional performances by the students. The event ended with the 1Malaysia theme song performed by the University’s 1Malaysia Choir.
Limkokwing students have learned to live under one roof despite their differences in ethnicity and culture. The University provides the freedom for the students to celebrate creativity and cultural diversity.