Hundreds of Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian students on Friday came together in Aberdeen in the United Kingdom to celebrate Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day.
While Kumasi was busily hosting the national event, the ecstatic students gathered at the Students Roost on the Pittodrie Street, with the black star, red, yellow and green colours of Ghana celebrate.
They marked the day with singing of patriotic songs. Also featuring prominently were varieties of Ghanaian local dishes, good Ghanaian music and dance as most of them were clad in various Ghanaian traditional outfits.
According to the students who participated in the event, it reminded and rekindled their love and patriotism for the Ghana.
The occasion was a recall of the powerful declaration of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the day of independence which he stated that “our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up to the total liberation of Africa”.
For the students, the statement was true and relevant at the time it was made, but noted it was even more relevant at the Students Roost in Aberdeen albeit in a different context.
“As one people from the beautiful continent of Africa, we share the inspiration, optimism and confidence that comes from that speech of the great son of the continent,” they said in a statement.
Aberdeen, the energy capital of Europe, is gradually becoming the most-preferred destination for Ghanaian students, with two of its big universities; University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, equally earning such profound prominence in Ghana.