TACLOBAN CITY– The Leyte Normal University (LNU) celebrated its 102nd founding anniversary on March 20 to 24 kickstarting with a concert conducted on March 20 and held at the newly-refurbished Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) gymnasium.
After two year pause of the concert due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the university once again staged the concert organized by the Bachelor of Arts in Communication students every year from 2009 up to date.
The 2023 LNU concert highlighted the theme “Sustainable Development Goals” of the United Nations.
Eva Rosal shared that the concert was used as an instrument utilizing communication for development, advocating for this year’s founding anniversary theme.
“The importance of this (event) is we give chance to undiscovered homegrown talent in Leyte Normal University, as well as to the BACOMM students to serve as the production team,” she said.
“It’s a way for them to learn hands-on everything the in’s and out’s about producing a variety show,” Rosal added.
Rosal then added that this concert will greatly impact LNU as a whole.
“Of course we consider LNU as somehow the center for arts, performing arts, and culture. So it’s a way to promote what LNU can showcase and also these students who have these talents in the performing arts to be exposed to the public and to make LNU known locally, regionally, and national,” she stressed.
The event was divided into six parts, production number, ‘dasig Normalista’, ‘tunog ng barkada’, ‘contemporary dance’, hiphop dance, and ‘face boyz’, which have shown the different talents of the 78 Normalistas.
(JAIRON RIC BALAIS, LNU Student Intern)