The National Defence College (NDC) on Saturday 22nd January 2022, held this years’ Cultural Day in Karen, Nairobi under the theme ’25 years of Strategic Capacity Building and Cultural Fusion.’
The celebration was marked with various traditional dances and diverse cultural presentations including artefacts and traditional food from the participating countries.
The event brought together senior Officers studying at the college drawn from sixteen countries namely; Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, India, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.
Speaking during the occasion, the Commandant National Defence College (NDC) Major General Charles Kahariri said that the cultural day accorded participants an opportunity to showcase cultural similarities born of a common human experience, appreciate the imperative for cultural acceptance and built skills for the management of cultural diversity.
“This auspicious event reminds us that there is strength in appreciating our diversity and building a cohesive community towards making a significant contribution to national, regional and international peace, security and prosperity,” said the Maj Gen Kahariri.
He noted that this year’s Cultural Day celebrations had greater significance for the college as it compounded the commemoration of 25 years since admitting the first cohort of its course participants in 1997.
Present during the ceremony were High Commissioners/Ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps from participating countries, Senior Military Officers, Officers, family members and invited guests.