By Nur Azimah Mahmood
Pix by Abd Raai Osman
BANGI, 31 Oct. 2011 – The UKM graduate students month which began on Oct 4 ended last night with a colourful cultural dances and songs presentation by the National University of Malaysia’s international students at the Chancellor Tun Abdul Razak Hall here.
They include presentations of dances and songs of Iran, Yemen, Indonesia, Palestine, China and Bangladesh proving that the students were not short of talents.
The month was filled with various programmes including presentation of the best thesis, a forum, a qualitative analysis workshop, international food festival and an international film festival.
Among those featured and drew attention at the concert was a presentation of Iran’s traditional songs played on its traditional instruments by a group of four Iranian students including a female student and a lively performance of Palestinian traditional dance by four Palestinian students.
Two Indonesian students in a group called Screws also impressed with their rendition of ‘Lilit Kecil” and ‘Takkan Terganti’. The group had previously performed in a number of other countries.
Students from China performed the fan dance and paraded the Cheongsam dress show. A traditional Bangladesh dance presentation ended the presentation which also marked the end of the Graduate Students’ Month.
The celebrations were made all the merrier with the presence of the students’ families and friends. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Alumni Affairs), Prof Ir Dr Othman A. Karim officiated the closing of the month. Present were the Director and Deputy Director of the Centre for Graduate Management, Faculty Deans and Directors of Institutes.