26 October 2019 – In celebrating the diversity of cultures, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) hosted an International Culture Day 2019 with the theme Embrace Your Ethnicity at the Multipurpose Hall of the University campus.
The event was co-organised by the Executive Committee (ExCo) International Affairs and ExCo Culture of Student Representative Council (MPPUTB) 2019/2020 in conjunction with the UTB 6th Convocation Festival.
Present as the Guest of Honour was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Ady Syarmin bin Hj Md Taib, Acting Vice-Chancellor of UTB. Also present at the event were His Excellency Mr. Ajaneesh Kumar, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam; Yang Mulia Mrs Afsaneh Ebrahimi, Deputy Ambassador of Iran; representatives from various Embassies; UTB Principal Officers; staff and students.
The event began with welcoming speeches from the Co-Chairpersons of UTB International Culture Day; Yang Mulia Awang Mohammad Nur Adil bin Haji Harddy Hisysham, Head of ExCo International Affairs, MPPUTB 2019/2020; and Yang Mulia Dk Siti Fatimah binti Pg Haji Abdul Malik, Head of ExCo Culture, MPPUTB 2019/2020.
The audiences were entertained with the exciting activities throughout the event including performances from UTB clubs namely UTB DReaM Club showcasing a teaser of their musical performance entitled ‘Cinder in the Dark‘ which will be showcased next year; a dancing performance of ‘Shima Uta‘ by the Brunei-Japan Friendship Association UTB (BJFA-UTB); and international style booth exhibitions from participating Embassies. International students of the University also showcased their traditional dresses representing their respective countries and cultures. Sampling of various authentic delicacies were also served at the event.
The International Culture Day aims to foster engaging relations with the internationals through a lively event that celebrates diverse cultures in one place, to promote an inclusive society in UTB by uniting the local students and staff with the international students and promote uniqueness of different cultures.