EMU Iranian Student Society Organised Yalda Night
It was a night of cultural display and entertainment on Tuesday 20th December 2016 as the Iranian students society of the Eastern Mediterranean University held Yalda Night. The event which was held at the cultural center attracted not only Iranian students in EMU but also Iranians who live in Cyprus.
In his welcoming speech, the Vice Rector for International Relations and Promotion Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova said it is important for a university to provide quality education for its students which includes cultural education. He welcomed all members of Iranian community in North Cyprus stating that EMU is a friendly university that is willing to accommodate all.
Prof. Dr. Tanova appreciated the entire members of the community for all their efforts at making EMU better. He said though his year 2016 has been god for EMU, the future is better while urging them to be more empathic, committed and care for one another. In his address, the Iranian Ambassador Dr Zabib appreciated EMU for their hospitality and friendliness. The event also featured also featured live music by Ahang, recitation form the Quran and poem renditions.
Yalda Night which means birth, is a celebration of winter solstice on December 21--the last night of fall and the longest night of the year. Yalda Night also corresponds to the night of December 20/21.
The event was well attended by top members of staff of the International Office including the International Office Coordinator, Mrs. Özgür Güler, Event Organizer, Mrs. Cemre Mühendisoğlu, and the Chief Assistants Mr. Amjad Taha among others.