The “Cultural Day” at the Divine Word University, Madang campus has been described as a unique show in Papua New Guinea with all provinces represented.
The accolades came from Chairman of the Madang Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Kevin Murray who opened the one-day show last Saturday 17 August.
“I’ve been in Papua New Guinea for quite a long time and have attended many cultural festivals and shows from around the country, but this festival here has got representatives from every province within PNG. No other show in PNG was able to do that,” said Mr Murray, who was the guest of honour in his keynote address.
Mr Murray went on to point out that the Cultural show portrayed unity within the University, especially with the overseas students from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu given the chance to also showcase their traditions alongside their colleagues from PNG.
“This event is very important because culture is the backbone of our country and it makes us belong and it unites us so what DWU is doing, is a step towards unity in the country,” said Mr Murray who then officially opened the show.
Everyone walked away satisfied from the feast of colors and different costumes whose momentum heightened with the energetic dancers from all 21 provinces plus the bonus from our neighboring Pacific Island countries.
It was all thanks to the persons behind it namely the Cultural Day Committee Chairperson Mr Vai Reva under the leadership of the Student Representative Council President Mr Bilu Kasanda and the students. The students came out well and expressed themselves in their traditional attire, song and dance.
The red, black, white and gold national colors of PNG was truly on display.