Congratulatory telegrams are pouring in at the news of international students at UNIST winning several prizes in a singing contest, titled ‘Rainbow Singing Competition’.
Under the slogan, “Vibrant Korea Growing with Immigrants,” the competition took place at the Grand Peace Palace at Kyung Hee University on May 20, as part of the ninth “Together Day”.
The gold medal was awarded to Team MJ; Marian Adusei from the Graduate School of Creative Design Engineering and Jonas Nyamador from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering from Ghana for singing “Price Tag” by Jessie J. The bronze medal has been given to Muqaddas Rahmonova from Tajikistan for singing the Céline Dion classic, “I Surrender“. The event will be broadcasted live on MBC TV channel on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
“We were surprized by the passionate energy received from the public,” says Team MJ. “Thanks for giving us give you the opportunity to meet new people
“Together Day” was designated as a national commemoration day by law in 2008 with the aim of promoting cultural diversity and a society where South Koreans and expatriates in the country respect and understand each other.
In commemoration of the ninth “Together Day”, a ceremony of awarding exemplary international students also took place. At the ceremony, a total of six international students, residing in Ulsan and Gyungju region were selected for this year’s recognition by the Korea Immigration Service.
This award recognizes those students who have shown exemplary participation in various aspects of social contribution and local community harmony activities. The following two international students from UNIST, Daulet Batyrkhan (Kazakhstan) from the School of Natural Science and Stephen Koranteng Okronipah (Ghana) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been selected to receive this year’s Exemplary International Students Awards.
These students have been recognized for their outstanding Korean skills, interests in Korean culture, and academic work beyond the classroom.