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Charitable fair was hosted at TNMU

On October 17, 2019, on the occasion of the Day of the Defender of Ukraine, a charity fair was held at I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University. Students and teachers of our university have offered a delicious home-made pastry, fruit from their own gardens, traditional Ukrainian dishes and many other tasty products. Foreign students prepared dishes of their national cuisines.

A total sum of 19751 hryvnias was raised through students and teachers’ joint efforts. All money will be transferred to the needs of sick children, who are tutored by the University, and to the needs of  Ukrainian soldiers.

Teachers and students of the Departments of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Microbiology, General Hygiene and Ecology, Pathological Physiology, Clinical Immunology, Allergology and General Patients Care, teaching staff of the Faculty of Pharmacy joined the fair.

It should be noted that representatives of the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and the Faculty of Pharmacy are always creative and sophisticated in such fairs. However, all participants tried their best.


International cuisine was presented by the dishes of India, Pakistan, Egypt and Nigeria.

Traditional Indian sweets, “halvah”, as well as potatoes in chickpeas, pani puri and many other were prepared by Kanshika Aurora, Javed Ansari, Sahil Jaiswal, Mohit Kharb, Nadeem Ahsan, Atul Meena, Pranjal. Jitendra Chaudhary, Nitin Kumar Katheria, Mohit Kumar, Vaibhav Tripathi, Khan Mohammed Shumayel were responsible for purchasing the products, organizing the presentation of their country at the fair and selling the dishes.

The team of chefs consisting of Anum Razaq, Akshay Alwani, Mustafa Saleha, Mehmood Atif, Molvi Noor ul Mustafa Maryam, Mustafa Yahya prepared for the guests biryani with chicken, samosas, salads, pistachio jellies. These are all traditional dishes for Pakistan. Raj Kumar, Amit Kumar, Saher Rida, Shah Ghazal, Shah Aqsa helped to sell and talked about their dishes. A team of students from Pakistan was distinguished by their corporate approach to participating in the fair – they made t-shirts with the symbols of their country specially for the fair.

The Egyptian table was rich in chicken rice and basposa (oriental traditional sweets). Ahmed Salem Mohammed Abdelgawwad, Abdelrahman Mostafa Hazem and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim prepared the food and offered it to  the visitors.

The Nigerian Students’ Association offered a variety of traditional snacks, including Puff puff, Chin chin, Egg roll, Pepper gizzard. These treats were prepared by Edohore Precious, Eze Samuel, Rumuluyi Favor. Students from Nigeria indicated that they were pleased to join the university’s charity initiative to help those in need of care and support.


At the fair, an express exhibition “Ukrainian Folk Clothes at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century” from the holdings of the Ternopil Regional Museum was presented, as well as a workshop on tying the kerchief and namitka (traditional Ukrainian headware). The staff of the museum Oksana Hulyk and Halyna Zawisha were responsible for the presentation.

TNMU Press Secretary Yanina Chaikivska.

Photographs by Mykola Vasylechko.