Friday, 20 November 2009

A Multicultural Night Welcomes 2010

By Hakeem Babalola

It was a night that carefully sent the message across: that our world depends on the survival of multicultural society. It was a night that reminds us about tolerance, a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior. 

The organizer of the Multicultural Festival probably puts it better as he welcomed guests at the Old Venicia Restaurant situated at Jozéf Korut 85 in downtown Budapest on New Year’s Eve.

 "I feel happy," Deen says with a quiet, cordial and generous laugh. "Because this is a tolerance program designed to bring different people together. I have been doing it for a long time. Bringing two, three cultures together! There's no better way for integration".

The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Movement founder is right on the spot with his remarks as refugees, children, the young, men and women, business executives, footballers, singers, lawyer, blacks, whites, Asians mix well and enjoyed themselves. 

Alice B, from Kenya who is married to Hungarian was delighted and described the gathering as wonderful. "This multicultural thing is the best," she declares, adding that she would soon deliver a bi-racial baby.

Zara who says she's a refugee from Liberia could not hide her joy as she was eager to mingle with the other guests.

Margit Piroska believes that the excitement that usually comes with a multicultural gathering is unsurpassed. 

Mbaye Ndiaye, Afro Magic Band leader and who also entertained guests simply says, "I'm here to offer my own contribution to the multicultural awareness which is the language of communication".

CUBARITMOgroup and the Afro Magic Band entertained the guests after which Mr. DJs did their things

Other faces at the event

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