BARKA Under the auspices of H.H. Sayyida Basma Fakhri Al Said, students and staff of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) celebrated the Omani Women’s Day on campus last week. Many female students gathered in the university’s research hall, where H.H. Sayyida Basma inspired the students to follow their own dreams, to be self-motivated and to focus on their studies. Her motivational speech was followed by a student theatre play in Arabic, a fashion show showcasing colourful Omani dresses with elaborate designs, a taekwondo show and a recitation of Omani poetry. Moreover, an Omani mountaineer and the first Omani shoe designer shared their experiences. Outside the hall a number of students from GUtech and other universities had displayed their business ideas in small stalls with food items, including handmade ice cream and other sweets. Traditional palm frond handicrafts from Rustaq was also on display.
Furthermore, six Zumba instructors created an energetic atmosphere in the GUtech sports hall and inspired the students get moving. The Omani Women’s Day has been celebrated every year since 2010. The event was organised by the Department of Student Affairs at GUtech.