TOMSK, Dec 29 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk students Shaif and Gokul are - future
physicians, like all students, in the last New Year's Eve days they do not go
shopping, but go through the corridors of the university - pass exams and
tests, but, like everyone around, they are waiting for the New Year; about what
their holiday will be look like, they told the RIA Tomsk correspondent.
Tomsk Christmas tree will be
seen in India
Saif Ullah Ansari and Getzon
Gokul came from India to Tomsk to study at Siberian State Medical
"In the first year I did not
celebrate the New Year: there were no friends, I was embarrassed and did not
know what and how to celebrate. When I found friends, everything became
completely different", - tells Gokul.
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Students of SSMU Saif Ullah Ansari and Gokul Getzon
Gokul - is a future heart
surgeon, he is now in his third year, and his friend Saif is studying in his
second year and dreams of becoming an orthopedist.
"Last year we went to see
the Christmas tree on Novosobornaya Square with friends, it was a lot of fun.
Together with the Russians, we watched fireworks and celebrated like everyone
else in Tomsk. This year will be the same. I love this holiday very much",
- adds Shaif.
Guys explain that in recent
years in India people started to celebrate the familiar New Year on the night
of December 31 to January 1. But the traditional for the southern country New
Year is celebrated in spring - its date is different in different states: in
the state of Saif New Year is celebrated in March, and where Gokul came from -
They say that in their
homeland the New Year is also considered a family holiday, it is customary to
celebrate it with the family. Therefore, at midnight, just like last year, they
plan to share this event with their relatives: they want to connect with their
families via Skype directly from Novosobornaya Square and be sure to show the
Tomsk Christmas tree, snow and festive decorations.
Indian dessert and Russian
According to the students, the
festive table in their company will be international. They will cook on their
own, on the table Russian pancakes will coexist with an Indian sweet dairy
dessert called payasam.
"Yes, on New Year's Eve
there will be Indian food on our holiday table. Why do we prefer to cook
traditional Indian cuisine? Because we left our country, our home, our parents
and we study here. To experience the spirit of our home, we cook traditional
Indian food", - Gokul explained.
Right after the interview, the
guy went for gifts. And his compatriot Saif said in confidence that he had
already prepared gifts for his Tomsk friends - it will be Indian sweets.
© РИА Томск. Андрей Кузнецов