SIMAD University is known to conduct academic and non-academic activities every year, in line with this, it hosted last week SU cultural week-which is one of its biggest events in the whole year and it was held on May 5-8, 2018.
SU cultural week is a week-long cultural festival intended for inspiring our students to show the diversity and the richness of our Somali culture.
First of all, the Deputy Rector for Academics opened the ceremony and welcomed all the guests, the speech of Sheikh Abdihayi Sheikh Adan follows and he addressed about “the relationship between the Islam and culture”.
In addition, The Somali renowned poets Maki Haji Banadir and Abdirizak Ahmed Ghedi (Akhiro) participated in the event.
During the happening, some students of the University exhibited books in different topics, also the Dhoobaale Library hosted “Cultural artifacts and gallery show event” in SIMAD University culture Room, in this mini-event the Somali culture artifacts and the photos of the Somali Muslim scholars, poets, heroes, tourism hubs and other kinds of stuff were displayed.
Also, different competitions were held among students including tug of war, Somali traditional dance competition, poet competition, Koran recitation competition and tens of others.
Check this table to see kinds of contests and the winners of SU Cultural Week 2018
|1.||Tug Of War||FMS|
|2.||Arm Wrestling||A/wahid Moallim Yusuf (FOC)|
|3.||Koran Competition For Boys (Winner One)||A/lahi A/rizak Hussein (FOC)|
|4.||Koran Competition For Boys (Winner Two)||Abubakar A/rizak Moh’ud (FOC)|
|5.||Koran Competition For Girls (Winner One)||Jamila Moh’ud Abdi (FMED)|
|6.||Koran Competition For Girls (Winner Two)||Hamdi Hassan Abdulle (FMED)|
|7.||Debate Competition In Somali Language(Winner One)||FMED|
|8.||Debate Competition In Somali Language(Winner Two)||FOC|
|9.||Debate Competition In English||FMS|
|10.||Poet Competition (Maxaa Tiri Dialect)||Nur Hassan Abdulle (FMS)|
|11.||Poet Competition (Maay Dialect)||Leylo Mohamed Nor (FMS)|
|12.||Poet Competition (Shirib)||Mahad Said Alasow (FMS)|
|13.||Poet Competition (Geeraar)||Asli Mohamed Abdullahi (FMED)|
|14.||Poet Competition (Buraanbur)||Mina-talaahi Hussein Muse (FEDU)|
|15.||Best Goal Scorer||Mohamed Mohamud Abdi (FOC)|
|16.||Best Goal Keeper||Hussein Abdullahi Ahmed (FMS)|
|17.||Best Coach||Hassan Mohamed Omar (FOC)|
|18.||Best Player||Mohamed Said Ahmed (FMS)|
|20.||Somali Traditional Dance Competition||FMS|
|21.||Cultural Week Cup||FMS|
The event went viral to social media particularly on Twitter and attracted by the eyes of many people, also, many celebrities have tweeted about the event.
We extend our thanksgiving to anyone who participated, disseminated, or sponsored the event especially, Premier bank and Mogadishu Cable TV.