Manipal University organises International Evening 20122 min read
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) organised International Evening at the Fortune Inn Valley View Hotel on August 16. The event was organised to present Project Amchi and to bring together members of Project Amchi, AIESEC, MU and IAESTE Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) to showcase the diversity of students at the university.
Project Amchi is aimed at educating and increasing the skills of local health care providers which will allow them to provide basic dental health care in Ladakh.
During the occasion Dr. H Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice Chancellor, MU spoke about the importance of getting students to the University from international forums. He also emphasized upon the efforts made by the University to provide its students with a global perspective and render them with mobility.
“International evening is about celebrating the aspect of international presence brought to the university town. The evening is basically organized to pay our tribute to our international interns as well as celebrate diversity in its true form,” said Abhishek Kochhar, Vice President Marketing and Communications at AIESEC, MU.
Mariana, an intern from Portugal said, “I enjoyed the evening a lot and it felt so good to see all cultures and traditions coming together under one roof. Indians are usually well known for their hospitality and I have never been so well received before.”
“When you go to another country, you are limited to experiencing the aspects of only one culture. Therefore, through this event we intend to offer our interns with different cultural experiences and an opportunity to explore as well as interact,” said Tanmay Srivastava, President, IAESTE, IndiaMIT.
The evening ended by dance performances by MIT dance group ‘Blitzkrieg’; plays as well as fashion shows put across by ‘Burning Ice’ and the foreign interns present for the occasion. The event saw over 150 international students teaming up with students of different colleges to put up a plethora of cultural performances.
Dignitaries present were Dr. K Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, MU; Dr. H Vinod Bhatt, Pro Vice Chancellor, MU; Dr. G K Prabhu, Registrar, MU, Vishant Kothari, President, Local Committee AIESEC; Ritesh Bhattacharjee, Amchi, 2012.
Sub-edited by Shikhar Mittal