National Defence College (NDC) today 21 January 2023 held its annual Cultural Day in Karen, Nairobi. With this year’s theme dubbed ‘Fusion of knowledge and cultural diversity for prosperity’ the organizers who are the course participants at the College, sought to highlight the diversity of the various cultures represented by this year’s course participants, and in addition, help individuals appreciate and understand the diversity in each other’s cultures.
The day saw family and friends of Senior Civil Servants of the Republic of Kenya and Senior Military Officers, drawn from the different allied countries studying at the college showcase their richly diverse culture through donning of traditional attire, food, songs, and dance.
Speaking during the event, the Commandant NDC Lieutenant General Albert Kendagor highlighted that Cultural Day is an integral activity for the college as it serves as a unifying factor in the midst of cultural diversities.
“This event is a solemn reminder that forging a cohesive community contributes to national, regional, and international peace and prosperity.” Said Lt Gen Kendagor.
Representing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Safaricom Peter Ndegwa, Chief Corporate Security Officer Safaricom Nicholas Mulila, appreciated the different cultures present and pointed out the importance of culture adding that it is a source of identity for any individual.
This year’s course participants are drawn from different allied countries namely: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.