The University of Botswana hosted a Cultural Diversity Day at its Cultural Village on Wednesday. The theme of this year`s celebrations is “A proud Cultural Heritage, 50 years and beyond”. The day was characterised by cultural displays, including song, dance and drama from the different students in the university. There was also a fashion show headlined by Edward Masukudu of ‘I coz Trafik’. A variety of cuisines from across the world were served for the guests to enjoy. Singer and poet Benson Phuthego was guest speaker and appreciated the theme of the day, saying it speaks to a nation that has rich cultural heritage and of proud and united nation. He said it is important that as culture becomes inevitably dynamic people ought not to dilute the every fragrance and marrow of their being. “The diverse but interlinked cultural heritage at UB is the greatest asset, and as young people, senior citizens, Africans and citizens of the world we all have to echo with one gigantic voice and condemn elements of tribalism, racism and xenophobia,” he said. He encouraged the students and the elders to make sure that they focus on celebrating culture and its diversity, by demonstrating togetherness and sharing their positive energies in those aspects where they share symbolic commonalities. “Let us all reflect and remember our roots, our beliefs, our symbols, our decorums, our values, traditions, and mould our behaviours in a way that will sustain our lives,” he said. UB SRC President Makotele Mmopi appreciated all the dignitaries that came to celebrate with them and share their cultures while at the same time getting a taste of Botswana.