The National – Monday, June 27, 2011
By JASON GIMA WURI
THE Caritas Technical Secondary School in Port Moresby celebrated its 16th cultural show on Saturday with an array of colourful traditional dances and songs depicting the uniqueness of Papua New Guinea.
Teacher-in-charge Michael Wapu said it was the biggest show so far and a sign the event kept getting better each year.
“The theme ‘Diverse Culture; One People One Nation’ truly defines the event we are just witnessing; we are in a time where as a diverse culture, when we gather to celebrate as one, that is the strength that truly is PNG,” he said.
“The students have been committed and the parents and guardians supportive.
“For the students, it is an opportunity and privilege to be part of their cultures and to learn how their ancestors lived,” Wapu said.
He said there were 21 cultural dances and presentations of traditional chants and dramas presented in song and dance much to the delight of the crowd that had turned up.
“Along with this was the Miss Tumbuna contest whereby each of the chosen contestants, representing each province, competed to be crowned Miss Charity.
“And, for the second year running, Miss Oro won the title; this time represented by Margaret Gaia of Class 10 Daisy,” he said.
Gaia said she was over the moon at being announced the winner but she owed it the rest of her colleagues from Oro.