The campus of Lingnan University was filled with joy and cheers on 22 October as the vibrant colours of different cultures were being presented on its International Day 2014.
Carrying the theme of “Friendships are Merry” this year, the International Day is an annual event of Lingnan University, showcasing the liberal arts institution’s internationalised campus life through an array of performances, handicrafts, games and even cuisines from various cultures and countries.
The International Day is an important event of the University, as it echoes with one of the major objectives of Lingnan’s liberal arts education in providing students with international exposure and whole-person development, particularly through cultural exchange.
At the event’s kick-off ceremony, Prof Shalendra Sharma, Acting Vice-President, gave some opening remarks and Prof Mette Hjort, Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation), delivered a speech. Dr Frank Law, Chairman of the Court, Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council, Prof Stephen Chan, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs) and Registrar, and Prof Grace Lau, Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs), also attended the ceremony.
After the kick-off ceremony, Lingnan students from different countries staged a variety of exciting and unique cultural performances, including Chinese lion dance, Mexican and Thai traditional dances, funny midget dance, Korean pop dance, as well as singing and band performances. A carnival with booths featuring games, cuisines and handicrafts set up by students also added to the event’s festivity, as students and staff from different countries gathered to celebrate their friendship in a joyful evening.