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DPS International School Marks AU Day

Tema-based Delhi Public School (DPS) International Ghana has held a colourful ceremony as part of its activities to mark Africa Union Day celebrations.

The event had parents and teachers displaying some musical talents with unique songs and dancing.

Prior to that, the students had the opportunity to showcase the cultures of countries they represented and gave some brief history about their tradition.

In honour of the African Day, the pupils also showcased the various African flags in a well-staged choreography.

The celebration of the day commemorates the establishment of the African Union as well as celebrating the achievements made by various leaders on the continent.

AU day was initiated as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate African history, heritage and culture. The day which represents African Unity was celebrated with joy and passion by pupils and students of the school who were joined by some guests and dignitaries.

The annual event aims at portraying the rich African culture, and to also help the kids cherish their unique traditional identity and understand the significance of the AU day.

Director of DPS International Ghana, Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani expressed gratitude to parents for honouring the invitation, as well as B5 Plus Limited, a leading steel manufacturing company for its contribution towards the success of the celebration.

He urged Africans to appreciate themselves as the most blessed people on the planet earth and must overlook anything that attempts to divide them as African people and unite in moving African forward with the conviction that they are one people with a common destiny.

He called on Africans to come together in recommitting themselves to the continuous struggle for a better life for all as well as the development of the continent since Africa is blessed with numerous resources.

The director was of the view that there is the need to reflect on the people and cultures across the African continent, all of which contributed to the uniqueness of the continent.

According to him, the celebration provides the kids with the opportunity to experience the cultures of other African countries; how they work together and why they should get-together and the roles they are expected to play.

Kwadwo Odame Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) was full of praise for the management of the school for their output and successes chalked within a short period.

The CEO urged parents to inculcate African culture and tradition in their children by eating and wearing made in Ghana products.

He pledged government’s full support for any investor in the country, urging Ghanaians to take up entrepreneurial skills to change the face of Africa.

The Indian High Commissioner in Ghana, Birender Singh Yadav congratulated DPS International Ghana for celebrating African Day, adding that it will go a long way to enhance the diplomatic relationship between Ghana and India.

According to him, there is the need for Africans to fight on to bring development onto the continent to make it a better place and not to return to the colonial era; by looking at the future as they celebrate the past.

The school celebration was climaxed with a number of activities such as exhibitions, cultural performances, recitals, fashion show; showcasing African fabrics and designs and awards for best couples among others.

A beautiful drama enacted passionately by the students about the emancipation of Africa put the icing on the cake; a day that will for a long time be remembered.

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