• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Dibrugarh University sends out a beautiful message on communal harmony

Dibrugarh University, located in the heart of Assam, is a hub of cultural diversity and knowledge. Recently, the university organized both a Bihu karmashala and an Iftar dawat consecutively, demonstrating the unity in diversity that is at the heart of the university’s ethos. The university not only provides quality education to its students but also offers an opportunity for students to embrace and celebrate their diversity.

A Bihu workshop at Dibrugarh University held from 29th March to 7th April 2023, featured a range of cultural activities, including singing, dancing, art works and music performances, as well as traditional food and drink. Students from across the university came together to participate in the festivities, showcasing the vibrant and diverse culture of Assam. The Bihu workshop was a ten-day event that provided students with an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the festival, including its history, traditions, and cultural significance.

The students who participated In the workshop not only learned about the festival but also got a chance to showcase their talents. The workshop was a great success, and it received widespread appreciation from both students and faculty members. One of the most significant achievements of the Bihu workshop was the unity it brought among the students.

The success of the Bihu workshop was followed by another event that showcased the unity among the students of Dibrugarh University. On 8th April 2023 iftar dawat was organized at the University. Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the month of Ramadan. The iftar party was organized to celebrate the diversity of the university and was a beautiful demonstration of solidarity and unity, with students from all backgrounds coming together to break bread and share in the joy of the occasion.

The iftar party was attended by students from different communities, and it was a great opportunity for them to learn about the traditions and customs of Ramadan. The party was a beautiful display of the unity and love that exists among the students of Dibrugarh University. By holding a Bihu workshop and an iftar party back-to-back, the university demonstrated that there is no contradiction between honoring different traditions and promoting unity.

The events organized by Dibrugarh University received widespread appreciation from different parts of the country. Many people took to social media to express their admiration for the university’s efforts to promote unity and diversity. It was a beautiful sight to see students from different parts of the country, and even different parts of the world, coming together to celebrate Assam’s rich cultural heritage. At a time when the world seems increasingly divided by religion, ethnicity, and politics, it is heartening to see a place like Dibrugarh University, where people of different backgrounds can come together in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding.

The fact that these two events were held back-to-back is a powerful symbol of the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. By celebrating both the cultural traditions of Assam and the religious practices of its Muslim community, Dibrugarh University showed that there is no contradiction between honoring different traditions and promoting unity by creating a sense of community among them.

In conclusion, the events organized by Dibrugarh University, including the Bihu workshop and the iftar party, are a testament to the university’s commitment to promoting unity and diversity. The appreciation that the university received for these events is a clear indication that love and unity are the key to a peaceful and harmonious society. As we face the challenges of an increasingly divided world, places like Dibrugarh University remind us that there is always hope for a better future, one built on the foundations of diversity, inclusivity, and mutual respect.

(The article is solely the opinion of the author. The views expressed here are solely personal and not in any way connected to any organisation or any political party ).

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Author is a student of Mass Communication of Dibrugarh University. Email: azmeenasreen@gmail.com

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