NDC Course Participant from Federal Republic of Germany Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Hasler explains to the Chief Guest Major General Andrew Karanja Ikenye some of the Germany traditional food stuff and cultural artifacts.
The National Defence College (NDC) on Saturday, 26 January 2019 held its Annual Cultural Day in Karen, Nairobi.
NDC is a Kenya Defence Forces-sponsored institution charged with the responsibility of developing and improving the intellectual capacity of senior military and government officials on broader dimension of security issues.
The cultural galore was presided over by the Guest of Honour who is also the NDC Commandant Major General Andrew Ikenye.
Thirty seven course participants drawn from eleven countries prepared their respective country presentations and a cultural exhibition to showcase cultural diversity under the theme “Enhancing Cultural Diplomacy.” Traditional artifacts, different kinds of food and music were displayed during the celebration. The eleven countries were the host (Kenya) Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Germany, India, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Other entertainment to guests were offered by dancers from Bomas of Kenya and students from Karen ‘C’ Girls Secondary School.
The cultural day is a key event in the course curriculum and is aimed at celebrating and showcasing the rich cultural diversity by participants who come from different nationalities, cultures and background. It also gives the students opportunity to experience cultural diversities and showcase its role in enhancing regional peace and security.
Present during the occasion were Germany Ambassador to Kenya Ms Annett Günther, Defence Attaches, senior military and government officers, service personnel and KDF family members.
Ugandan Cultural Dancers entertain guests.
The Guests following entertainment dances during the NDC Cultural Day.
Nyanza Cultural Dancers entertain guests during the NDC Cultural Day.
The Egyptian Defence attaché to Kenya enjoys a light moment with Miss Connie Khalayi of the Bomas of Kenya Cultural Dancers.
The Commandant National Defence College Major General Andrew Ikenye joins the Bomas of Kenya Cultural Dancers during NDC Cultural Day.
Meru Cultural Dancers entertain the guests during NDC Cultural Day.