Foreign students organise health walk, speak out on racism

Foreign students organise health walk, speak out on racism

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-07-18 17:42 Mysuru: Foreign students studying in University of Mysore organised a health walk on Sunday afternoon from main gate of the campus to raise awareness on pressing health issues as well as racism among the general public. About hundred students marched by holding placards through which they sought to raise their voice against the recent racist attacks in the country. The event was conducted by International Students Federation of University of Mysore as part of UoM centenary celebration and Mysuru Model United Nations Conference.Referring to the incidents at Bengaluru and Delhi, Foreign Students Association coordinator Nana Peasah, a final year MBA student of the varsity, said, “A few incidents in India have created bad image about the student community from abroad. But they are isolated incidents and doesn’t reflect the nature of the foreigners studying in India.”  According to Peasah, Indians are now hesitant to interact with them, which has hurt them. Debrah Ogila Kneya, a BA student from Mahajana’s College, said a few incidents should not be used to paint the whole community with the same brush. "They should stop it and love us too," Kneya stated.