For the first time in the history of madrassas, International Cultural Day was celebrated at the Jamia Binoria. More than 5,000 students from 76 countries participated in showcasing their rich cultures, setting up stalls of cultural artifacts and cuisines, where people from across the city gathered and became acquainted with diverse cultures.
Among the participating students were representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan, Cambodia, Oman, Sudan, Nigeria, Fiji, Hong Kong, Canada, Bangladesh, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Guinea, West Indies, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, Comoros, and Afghanistan, along with students from over 30 other countries. They set up cultural stalls, sending a message of harmony among different cultures worldwide and highlighting the positive face of schools and Pakistan.
The occasion was graced by the presence of the President of the Jamia Binoria, Maulana Nauman Naeem, Vice President, Maulana Farhan Naeem, and the entire administration. Distinguished guests included the Consul General of Russia, Mr. Andrei V. Fedorov, the Consul General of Oman, Engineer Samee Abdulah Saleh Al-Khanjari, the Consul General of Thailand, Mr. Narut Sunta Ro-Doom, the Deputy Consul General of Turkey, Mr. Murat Gozler, the Consul General of Indonesia, Dr. John Kuncoro, the Consul General of Malaysia, Mr. Herman Hardanata, the Consul General of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Sanzhar Bek Amanbai Ulu, Sindh Secretary of Culture and Tourism Department, Syed Faiyaz Ali Shah, Directors of Universal Brothers and Hope, Chairman of Megzam Group of Companies, Farhan Abdul Qadir, Co-Chairman of Universal Brothers, Junaid Abdul Qadir, renowned industrialist Saeed, and Secretary General of the Interfaith Commission for Peace and Harmony, Allama Mohammad Ehsan Sadiqi, among other political and social figures. They commended the efforts of the Jamia Binoria in promoting harmony and the endeavors of the students, marking Cultural Day as a positive initiative.
During the ceremony, students from Indonesia, Sudan, Cambodia, and other countries presented cultural poetry and various recreational programs. The responsibilities of hosting were fulfilled by Dr. Muhammad Sarwadah, Director of the Linguistics Department of the University along with Ahsan Umar, Head of Content at The News Tribe.
At the end, Maulana Nauman Naeem expressed gratitude to all the participating Consuls General and other guests for their presence, stating that the Jamia Binoria has always represented the positive face of Pakistan and that the departing scholars from here are playing a diplomatic role for Pakistan around the world. The purpose of organizing Cultural Day was not only to inform students about different cultures but also to promote harmony, unity, and the message of solidarity.