BARKA The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has held the National Day Celebrations under the auspices of H.E. Mohammed Bin Salim Al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs and a number of dignitaries at the university today. The official ceremony was opened in the evening with the Omani National Anthem and Quranic verses, followed by a welcome speech by the Rector of GUtech, Prof. Dr. Ing. Michael Modigell. He praised the unique leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The events started already in the afternoon with a traditional bazaar, Omani poetry recitations, a car show as well as a traditional Omani music band. Many GUtech staff and students attended the event. The amphitheater of the GUtech building, the center of the campus, was decorated with Omani national flags. The evening concluded with a typical Omani dinner, shuwa, which was prepared on campus and other traditional food and sweets were served as well.