UC International New Year Celebration

UC International New Year Celebration

By Saya Linda

On Sunday 29th December 2013, the University of Cambodia Student Senate (UCSS) celebrated International New Year with the greater UC Family at the University of Cambodia. The celebration, organized under the title “Great UC Family: Memory and Charity,” was led by Miss Saya Linda (President of UCSS). The objectives of this celebration were to promote prosperity and show off the University of Cambodia’s best student talents. It was a great opportunity for UC students, lecturers, staffs and management team to come together and enjoy student activities produced by UCSS. It helped mark the end of a successful 2013 year and welcome in the 2014 new year.

Not only did the event created a sense of unity and belonging, but it also enhanced UC students community outreach program by raising funds for Taramana organization to build their capacity to help children living in the slum areas. The community social event was a wonderful opportunity for all to learn and share in the cultural diversity of Cambodia.

Traditionally, the University of Cambodia celebrate International New Year celebration at the end of December to mark the end of a successful year and launch the beginning of a vibrant new one. This International New Year event, in particular, was held on Sunday evening. Dynamic performances from UC students included songs, dance performances, and a group dance from kids from Taramana organization waw among the highlights of the evening.

H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn (President of the University of Cambodia) and Her Excellency Khem Rany (Director-General of SEATV) formally opened the ceremony. The formal program began with welcoming speech from Miss Saya Linda (President of University of Cambodia Student Senate) and was followed by a Keynote addressing by H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn (President of the University of Cambodia). Afterwards, there were many activities set forth in the agenda including blessing dance, songs and group performances from UC students. Special performances by guest stars from Hang Meas production such as Mr. Alex Chentra, Mr. Manith, Miss Tep Boprek, Mr. Zono, and Miss Chhet Sovanpannha made the event memorable and enjoyable.

It was such a joyful and a successful event that catered to more than 600 participants including students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public. Nine booths set up by UCSS for our UC students to sell different kinds of goods such as meatballs, drinks, souvenirs, magazines, etc. Fifty percent of sales proceeds and additional fi nancial gifts from H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn and H.E. Khem Rany were donated to Taramana organization, whose objective is to provide quality education and health services to poor children from Boeung Salang slum area so they can have a better future.