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Hundreds of AUS students get together for Iftar
More than 300 students gathered on June 4 at the university's Student Center for an Iftar, a joint event organized by the Egyptian, Emirati, Indian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Pakistani, Palestinian and Syrian Cultural Clubs. Prior to the Iftar, the students gathered at noon time in the Student Center atrium for the live telecast of the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy featuring a match between India and Pakistan. After the exciting match, the students worked together in setting up the Iftar venue and in preparing the items to be served.
Mohammed Al Marri, a senior student majoring in mechanical engineering and a member of the Emirati Club said, "As an Emirati, it was a great experience to co-organize this event with other clubs and fellow students, both those who were fasting and those who weren't, and to make this event a success for all attendees. Our aim was to share the spirit of Ramadan, to show unity and promote a sense of community which I think we succeeded in doing."
"We encourage our students to hold the annual Iftar to keep up with the tradition of celebrating this special occasion and to promote the spirit of sharing and giving," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students. "It is a worthwhile experience for our students to share this blessed moment with their peers. The holy month of Ramadan teaches us to be patient and merciful and helps us develop discipline in diet, sleep and time management. I wish everyone a peaceful and blessed Ramadan," she added.
The Iftar gathering was organized through the Student Clubs and Organizations Division of the Office of Student Affairs.