Thames celebrates strength of diversity

KATHMANDU: With an aim to bring various people together to embrace each other’s uniqueness, the Thames International College has been celebrating Diversity Day annually. This year too, the Student Council of Thames International College (SCOTIC), Thames IT club, The Management Club, The Social Club and Rotaract Club of Thamel jointly organised the Diversity Day on June 28 on the college premises, Old Baneshwor.

On this day students from different places, with diverse faces along with varied religions and unique cultures come together to celebrate this wonderful occasion. The students continued the trend of celebrating Diversity Day keeping aside all their differences.

More than 300 students along with the alumni participated in this celebration. Everyone wore different attires reflecting diverse cultures. The celebration included different cultural performances, the highlight of the show being the lakhe dance.

Various organisations set up stalls supporting the social cause they have been working in. SAATH, HATTI HATTI, Child Watawaran Centre Nepal (CWCN), Urban Youth for Rural Development (USYC) And Leo Club of Kathmandu Downtown were the part of the programme. Number of traditional games such as Chunggi competition, Langade Dhayap, Gattta, Garba and Dandibiyo were played during this programme to revive childhood memories.

The event also included exhibition of the painting provided by Child Nepal along with the exhibition of coin collection. There was also screening of documentaries and movies.

“We all have differences but embracing those differences and learning from them is the most important thing,” said Subin Limbu, Miss Nepal 2014 and an alumni of Thames International College.

The programme highlighted unity in diversity where today’s youth has conceptualised the event. The event concluded informing all the participants that strength lies in differences not in similarities.

— Anish Paul Shrestha, BSW Ist Year, Thames International College, Old Baneshwor