“What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.”
GMU’s got talent award ceremony was held on Monday, 18th April 2021. It is the first ever talent show platform launched by the Human Resources, dedicated to Faculty & Staff. GMU is a place full of talent, not limited to the academic or research talent. The reminiscent global day celebration for GMU students led to the idea of having a similar platform for GMU Faculty & staff.
We would have never seen these talents if they weren’t given a space to highlight. We want to create an environment where every employee brings their whole self to work.
Amidst COVID pandemic, going digital brought ease to the participants and they recorded their entries from the comfort of their homes. GMU’s Got Talent was announced in the month of Feb 2021 and we kept the platform open for 2 months. Ensuring the safety protocols and maintaining safe distance, the ceremony was attended in person by only a few of the distinguished guests, consisting of the Vice Chancellors and the Heads of the participating department, and the participants. Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.
Creativity is intelligence and having fun. GMU’s Got Talent proved that the university harbors a wide range of gifted performers among its faculty and staff members. 26 Entries were received in the categories of Singing, Dancing, Acting, Poetry, Cooking, Painting, playing Instrument, fitness and fun.
A small video with the snapshot of all the participants was shared during the ceremony. One of the entries was from Dr. Salma, College of Medicine where she wrote a poetry on GMU. She read her poetry live in front of the audience and made it a moment of nostalgia.
All the participants were felicitated with certificates and gift vouchers by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor – Academics.
In his few words, the Chancellor commended the show and the efforts of the Human Resources.
The program was a success and ended with smiles and positive vibes.