MORE than 200 University of Fiji students will benefit from the $5000 proceedings earned from the students' cultural show held at the school campus in Saweni, Lautoka on Saturday night.
The night was night filled with colours, fun and festivity as people and students from all walks of lives converged at the university for a worthy cause.
Students performed various cultural items that brought spectators to the edge of their seats, which also introduced rising musical star and Vodafone Make It Count (MIC) Show runner-up in Rotuman lass Merilyn Mataiasi.
University associate professor Cliff Benson said the cross cultural entertainment also promoted the idea of uniting the multicultural society in building a better Fiji.
"The main aim for this particular show is to raise funds for the destitute students of the university who are having problems of paying their fees and at the same time want to showcase our different cultures in the university," Prof Benson said.
"We raised around $5000 which will be used for one quarter for the students that needs financial assistance.
"We also performed a short play or drama that promotes unity of all races in Fiji. The show was a success and is getting better compared to the last two shows we have had."
Prof Benson said the theme of multicultural night was also in line with the government's obligation in promoting a multiracial Fiji where all races to unite and live in harmony.
"With the positive response tonight, we will make this show and annual event," he said.
"The show also promoted the iTaukei to understand the culture of other Fijians and vice-versa.
"Importantly, we are also using the show to assist the underprivileged students of the university to pay for their school fees."