The annual Global Day celebrations organized by the Student Affairs Department of Gulf Medical University (GMU) owned by the Thumbay Group– a leading medical University in the region-were celebrated virtually with a limited audience in person, on 15th March 2021. Organized every year to appreciate the cultural diversity of the students and staff of GMU, the event was a convergence of culture and traditions of the 86 nationalities that form the student cohort of GMU.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU was the chief guest of GMU virtual Global Day 2021. Accompanied by the Vice-Chancellors and Deans, the students had exhibited the food and costumes, as well as other exhibits relevant to their culture and history online.
More than 1000 attendees online including the students and staff of the University as well as their families and friends joined. Admiring the students’ efforts, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said the annual Global Day was an occasion to celebrate the togetherness of GMU’s students and staff, emphasizing the University’s ‘Unity in Diversity’. Diverse Healthcare professions expressing their diverse cultures and Learning from one another.

Some of the top countries participating were United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, France, and Iraq. The first place was secured by Pakistan followed by Nigeria and India the second and third place respectively.

The United Arab Emirates secured first place in the Arts category, which was a great achievement. The Student Council also thanked the Chancellor and all students for making this event a success in these challenging times of the pandemic.

Celebrated every year, GMU Global Day seeks to admire the unity in the cultural diversity of GMU’s student community hailing from over 86 nationalities. The event encourages the students to display the essence of their ethnicities and cultures, whilst allowing them to know and appreciate each other’s culture.

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Bengaluru, Apr 20: Karnataka has reported its biggest single day spike of 21,794 COVID-19 cases and 149 related fatalities, taking the total caseload 11.98 lakh and the toll to 13,646, the Health department said on Tuesday.

The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 19,067 cases on Sunday.

Out of the 21,794 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 13,782 were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

The day also saw 4,571 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Cumulatively 11,98,644 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 13,646 deaths and 10,25,821 discharges,the Health department said in a bulletin.

Out of 1,59,158 active cases, 1,58,407 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 751 are in Intensive Care Units.

Among 149 deaths reported on Tuesday, 92 were from Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural (13), Bidar and Kalaburagi (7), Ballari (5), followed by others.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 13,782, Tumakuru 1,055, Kalaburagi 818, Mysuru 699, Bengaluru Rural 513, Dakshina Kannada 482, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases, with a total of 5,70,035, followed by Mysuru 63,018 and Ballari 42,745.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 4,49,889, followed by Mysuru 57,745 and Ballari 39,829.

A total of over 2,38,64,354 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,47,488 were done on Tuesday alone.

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