Madang showcase cultural activities

The Madang community in Port Moresby gathered at Gerehu Secondary School to mark the Madang Provincial Day today.

The event was organised by the students of University of Papua New Guinea.

It was a great day for families to catch up, speak their mother tongue, see the traditional dances they often don’t and enjoy the overall cultural vibe of their province of origin.

Showcasing their cultural identities through dances and traditional quests, the people of Madang were once again reminded to always keep their culture strong, and not allow too much of their tradication roots be taken away by modernisation and technology.

President of the UPNG Madang students association Jason Bakura said the aim of staging today’s event was to promote the Madang culture, and encourage students who originate from there, to show their identity and display their traditions to friends, families, visitors and fans; something they don’t often get a chance to do.

In his address, Mr Madang contestant Edwin Punpun said such events provide the opportunity for elders to impart and instil cultural knowledge to young Madang people who were raised in the city.
The event was witnessed by a number of leaders from the province, including Madang Governor Peter Yama.

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Freddy Mou