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Amrita University celebrates African Day with special guests from Kenya 

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The gathering honoured the cultural and educational contributions of African students.

Key Points

  • At Amrita University’s Amritapuri Campus, students from African nations shared expressions of their diverse and unique cultures.
  • The Deputy High Commissioner of Kenya, Ambassador Mary Muni Mutuku, and the Education Attaché, Esther Karema Mutua, attended as chief guests.
  • For several years, Amrita University has been supporting students from Africa, including through scholarships, to help further sustainable development.  
30 May 2024
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Amrita University
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Education Humanitarian Rural Development

Amrita University students from various African nations led a vibrant celebration to share their diverse cultures. African Day took place at the Amritapuri Campus and was graced by the presence of the Deputy High Commissioner of Kenya, Ambassador Mary Muni Mutuku, and the Education Attaché, Esther Karema Mutua, as chief guests. 

The festivities were organised jointly by the Amrita School for Sustainable Futures and the Amrita Center for International Programs. The event served as a platform to honour the cultural and educational contributions of African students at Amrita.  

The Deputy High Commissioner and the Education Attaché first visited Amrita Hospital, Kochi, home to one of the campuses for medical and related studies. They next proceeded to Amritapuri Campus where they toured various departments, hostels, and research labs.  

During the event, Dr. Bhavani Rao, Dean of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Ravishankar M, Principal of the School for Sustainable Futures, also addressed the gathering. Events 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. 

Amrita’s 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 Amrita’s initiatives reflect a deep care and respect for rural communities, resonating with Amma’s vision as Chancellor to provide education for life to all people.  

Envisioning a common bond between Africa and India to further sustainable development, the university has been supporting people from across the continent to enroll in various fields of study. This includes a scholarship program for 350 African students with an emphasis on Amrita’s medical schools.   

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