Date posted: June 1, 2015
The talents of 360 students from 46 schools were on display for the crowd of 10,000 gathered at Westfallenahlle complex. The opening ceremony featured figurines symbolizing prominent capitals across the globe including Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
“We hope that this voice rising from Germany will spread across four corners of the globe,” stated host Kemal Gülen.
The Language and Culture Olympics Coordinator Halil Ursavaş said, “We hope the shining light of love and tolerance being sent tonight from Germany will enlighten the world and Turkey.”
Two-time candidate for German presidency, Dr. Gesine Schwan, recieved an award honoring his contributions for forming bridges between cultures.
The highlights of the show included the Tree of Life collage performed by 48 students, and students from Madagascar performing the Turkish folk song of “Dert bende.”
Source: BGNNews , May 31, 2015