On May 16, international students of South Ural State University organised a common late dinner on the occasion of Muslim fasting called Ramadan.
There are more than 2500 international students from 52 countries studying at SUSU. Among them, a big number of students professing Islam. Therefore, in the beginning of May, many international students started fastening within the Muslim Ramadan, which this year will last till June 3.
On this occasion, volunteers of the Associate of International Students arranged a common dinner featuring more than 20 SUSU students of different nationalities.
“In the evening, we gathered at the dormitory where international students reside. Several students cooked their national halal food. We set the table, and in the time when fasting students were allowed to eat, we dined together,” says the President of the Association of International Students, Uvindu Wijeweera.
Then all students were told of what the Ramadan is, what are its features and how long the fasting continues. In the course of the dinner, the students discussed global problems.
“Today the world faces a lot of problems which affect a big number of nations. Therefore, we discussed the ways in which we would like to resolve these problems so that all people in the world lived in peace!” says the President of the Association of International Students, Uvindu Wijeweera.
According to Uvindu, such activities fulfill many objectives, such as providing support to a close friend or strengthening friendly relations between students from different countries.