NUS MBA students from all of the world had a colourful Holi celebration complete with performances, colours, and good food.
NUS Business School has always had a history of celebrating cultural festivals with great excitement and enjoyment. Holi, the Indian festival of colors, was no exception. The event started off with Mihir Mohite describing the history of this festival and the celebration. Mihir sang “Chalat Musafir” as other members of the cohort pitch in.
‘Hello Mr. Morgan Freeman, can I have your autograph please?’
The auditorium echoed with uproarious laughter as Mr. Kofi Annan related this amusing incident when he was staying incognito in a remote Italian hamlet, after his retirement as the UN Secretary General. Mr. Annan relates, ‘I had gone to the local bar, hoping that no one would know me here. But when this Italian man came over to me from his table, I was afraid I had blown my cover. I was only too happy to play Morgan Freeman after he said that’.
Mr. Annan is the first Li Ka Shing Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a tremendous honour for the school and for NUS. This was his first public talk, held at the University Cultural Centre Hall, NUS on 26th February 2010, and as NUS MBA students, we had special seats reserved for us. The topic of the day was Asia and Africa: Past Lessons; Future Ambitions.