Unity the focus at school

l-r) Mursal Rajavi, Farah nazamyar, Husna Gran and Tabassum Assadullah get into the spirit of Harmony Day
l-r) Mursal Rajavi, Farah nazamyar, Husna Gran and Tabassum Assadullah get into the spirit of Harmony Day

Teacher and event organiser Dina Magav said the Kewdale school’s community was made up of 55 different nationalities and students were very eager to represent their culture.

Students wore traditional clothing and brought a plate of food representative of the 15 countries that had stalls at a special school event including Bosnia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Somalia and Pakistan.

Year 11 student Bilal Shah (15) came to Australia in 2005 from Abbottabad in Pakistan and said he was proud to represent his country and culture at Harmony Day.

Bilal said the event allowed every culture to show what it was capable of and highlight of the day had been the tasty food everyone had brought to share.

At the Pakistani table, Bilal said the Biryani rice and the Gulab Jamun dessert were the most popular dishes amongst students and staff.

– More Harmony Day page 14

Australian Islamic College Harmony Day

Countries represented with stalls: Bosnia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Somalia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

Stalls featured: Plates of food, traditional clothing, information about their country.