Caritas girls successfully stage 16th cultural show

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The National – Monday, June 27, 2011

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.