Ajman: The annual Global Day celebrations of Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman, a leading medical University in the Middle East region was celebrated with fun and frolic at the University campus. Organized each year to acknowledge the cultural diversity of the students and staff of GMU, the event is a festive carnival of cultures and traditions, including students from 90 nationalities that form the student cohort of GMU.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU was the chief guest of GMU Global Day 2022. Accompanied by the Vice Chancellors and Deans, the Chancellor toured the exhibition where students had showcased the food and costumes, as well as other exhibits relevant to their culture and history. Country pavilions displaying glimpses from the culture and heritage of various countries and serving traditional food were set up at the University ground. Pavilions were set up by students of UAE, other Middle East Countries, as well as Asian and African countries.
More than 3000 attendees including the students and staff of the University as well as their families and friends gathered at the University grounds to join the Global Day celebrations. During the occasion, the students from 22 colleges competed for the title of ‘Mr and Miss GMU’. Aimed at selecting ambassadors of the university to represent at plenty of occasions, the Mr and Miss GMU competition is a new initiative started this year onwards. Based on the students’ intellectual knowledge on their academic as well as general competence, three faculty judges determined the winners. Mr. Shariq Khan (MBBS student) and Miss Shiza Hajira (ADPCS student) won the crown, respectively, for their stellar performance.
Lauding the students’ hard work, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that the annual Global Day was an occasion to celebrate the togetherness of GMU’s students and staff, emphasizing the University’s ‘Unity in Diversity’. “Through initiatives like these, we believe in providing exposure to our students that will help them achieve a successful global career,” he added.
The evening also had colorful music and dance performances by the students dressed in their respective traditional attires and entertaining the audience with some great displays of talent. Celebrated every year, the GMU Global Day seeks to admire the unity in cultural diversity of GMU’s student community hailing from over 90 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.