Cebu uni­ver­si­ties to unite in pride and mer­ry­mak­ing

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - FEAST OF THE DAY: HOLYTRIDUUM:

Twelve uni­ver­si­ties in Cebu will con­verge for two days in cel­e­bra­tion of pride and mer­ry­mak­ing.

The event, aptly named Gadja, will take place on March 27 and 28 at the Aboitiz Soc­cer Field in Mandaue City.

Gadja, a port­man­teau of Ce­buano words “garbo” and “sadya,” which means pride and mer­ry­mak­ing, re­flects the at­mos­phere that the or­ga­niz­ers wish to de­liver dur­ing the event.

With a grow­ing need for stu­dent in­volve­ment and aware­ness, Gadja is an av­enue for stu­dents from 12 Cebu uni­ver­si­ties to unite, ex­pand the Ce­buano tal­ent pool, en­hance youth en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills, and cre­ate aware­ness through ad­vo­cacy-based or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The event as­pires to unite the whole Cebu stu­dent so- ci­ety to es­tab­lish an iden­tity sim­i­lar to that of Metro Manila’s Uni­ver­sity Belt.

Gadja also aims to in­volve the youth in cre­at­ing a whole­some, ad­vanced, vi­brant, eq­ui­table and sus­tain­able (WAVES) Cebu.

The two day event will fea­ture var­i­ous seg­ments such as acous­tic per­for- mances, a battle of the bands, tal­ent shows, and a rave and paint party.

There will be around 200 per­form­ing tal­ents to be fea­tured and 40 stu­dent en­trepreneurs show­cas­ing their busi­nesses. The event will also raise funds for paint that will be used for mu­rals and public ar­eas that need re­paint­ing to cre­ate a more col­or­ful Cebu.

The event is or­ga­nized by a team of Ce­buano uni­ver­sity stu­dents in part­ner­ship with ad­vo­ca­cy­based or­ga­ni­za­tions, such as Is­land Res­cue Or­ga­niza- tion, Gawad Kalinga, Basadours, Ro­taract Club (recheck), Nino’s Foun­da­tion, Young Minds Academy, Let’s do it Philip­pines, Vol­un­teer in Cebu, and Mega Cebu. It is spon­sored by Tsuneishi Heavy In­dus­tries (Cebu) Inc., Coca-Cola, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Norkis, Globe, Hava­ianas, Al­cordo Ad­ver­tis­ing and Is­land Paints.

To know more about Gadja, visit f a c ebook.com/gad­jacebu, twit­ter.com/gad­jacebu, instagram.com/gad­jacebu.

To­day is the Feast of t h e A nn u n c i ation of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary, ex­actly 9 months be­fore the birth of Je­sus (De­cem­ber 25). To­day’s Feast com­mem­o­rates both the An­nun­ci­a­tion of the Ma­ter­nity of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary and the In­car­na­tion of the Son of God.

To­day be­gins the “holy triduum” in prepa­ra­tion for the 5th cen­te­nary of the birth of Sta. Teresa de Avila. Mass at the Carmelite Monastery of Cebu will start at 5 p.m to­day un­til Fri­day.

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