By PATRICK TALU
THE Pacific Adventist University (PAU) celebrated the long weekend in style, with the staging of the Easter games on Sunday.
The four fields were occupied with students taking part in various sporting codes.
At the courtesy of executives of the PNG union mission student, the PAU came alive with students from the four regional groups, battling in their regional colours with the theme: “Unite the diverse for a dynamic change in Christ”.
Forgoing their studies and overdue assignments, the students celebrated the weekend in true spirit of Easter and sportsmanship.
One of the most exciting sports – a game loved at PAU – is touch footy, an ongoing competition.
PNG union mission student Patrick Koim said Easter was the time where students from regional groups gather together to have fun and enjoy sportsmanship.
Koim said it was also part of the university and the SDA church’s philosophy on holistic approach to a balanced lifestyle in promoting physical, spiritual, social and mental aspects of our lives.
He added that the finals for respective codes of rugby touch, volleyball, basketball and soccer could not be played due to time factor.
“Not playing finals did not really matter as the purpose of the games was achieved,” Koim said.
“We have celebrated Easter through sports, integrated with different cultural groups and, most importantly, uniting as Papua New Guineans.”
Peter Bebe, a second year Theology student, was very impressed with the games.
“I really enjoyed the games and truly appreciated the spirit of unity,” he said.