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Amrita University Celebrates African Day with Special Guests from Kenya

May 30, 2024 - 5:38
Amrita University Celebrates African Day with Special Guests from Kenya

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri campus recently hosted a vibrant celebration of African Day, attended by numerous students from African nations. The event was graced by the presence of the Deputy High Commissioner of Kenya, Ambassador Mary Muni Mutuku, and the Education Attaché, Esther Karema Mutua, who were the chief guests.

The African Day celebration was organized jointly by the Amrita School for Sustainable Futures and the Amrita Center for International Programs. This event served as a platform to honor the cultural and educational contributions of African students at the university. The Deputy High Commissioner and the Education Attaché arrived in Kochi on Tuesday and, after visiting the Kochi Amrita Hospital, joined the celebrations at the university on Wednesday. They toured various departments, hostels, and research labs on campus.

During the event, Dr. Bhavani Rao, Dean of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Ravishankar M, Principal of the School of Sustainable Futures, also addressed the gathering. The celebration included insightful mini-lectures describing the social and cultural heritage of African countries, followed by an exuberant display of African music and dance that captivated the audience.

Provost Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh spoke about the university’s commitment to integrating global cultures through its extensive educational and research facilities. She highlighted that the institution’s initiatives reflect a deep care and respect for rural communities, resonating with the vision of Chancellor Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, which emphasizes education for life across all cultures.

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