'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' – IFCL 2016 premise
The 14th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFCL 2016) was celebrated here with the participation of more than 400 students from 17 nations and the main premise was “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means ‘that the world is one family’ to spread the message of global peace and harmony.
"I am amazed to see the spirit of these young students... in fact, they are the real emissaries of peace, who represents not a country or state, but the entire universe," said the Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah. "Besides, the commitment shown by the Educational Endowment Trust is really a benchmark for other organisations working in this direction," she remarked as she inaugurated the event.
Many students from India and Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary, US, Georgia and Russia presented their culture by performing folk dances and music.
"IFLC plants a field of harmony and understanding between the people, no matter from which culture, language, religion you are, but we have so many commonalities to share," remarked Educational Endowment Trust president, Ersin Karaoglan. "We believe that these ideas will be harvested in the future as friendship," he said.