Nepal’s First Ambassador Cup Chinese Language Contest Concludes and Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Performs Well

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-10-08 15:48:54 

Ms. Jiao Yawei (right two) at the awarding ceremony

Kathmandu, September 28th, 2010—an awards ceremony for Nepal’s first Ambassador Cup Chinese Language Contest was held at the well-known National Teacher Jamal Kathmandu.

The preliminary competitions began in Nepal on September 12th and they concluded on 18th. The finals were held from 9th to 21st. After intense competition, the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University set itself apart. Qiu Guohong, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Dipendra Bikram Thapa, Secretary of the Ministry of Education of Nepal, and other educational officials attended the ceremony. All teachers from the institute, led by Dean Bao Deyuan, also attended the event.

The institute’s student Dai Wei singing “Red Flag Flying”

The contestants were divided into 3 categories: adult, secondary school and primary school. A teacher named Jiao Yawei and a volunteer teacher named Li Shouzhao from the Confucius Institute performed well at the contest, respectively winning 3 prizes of excellence and 1 prize of excellence. The song “Red Flag Flying” performed by an excellent contestant called Dai Wei from the institute drew warm applause.

Group photo of the Chinese ambassador and Nepal educational officials with all the winners and performers

Due to her great effort made for the contest’s planning, preparation and organization, Ms. Jiao Yawei received a Special Merit Award from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal.

The contest was a summary of several years of Chinese promotion work, and also gave impetus for future work. The activity prompted strong reactions throughout Nepal, helping to further turn the heat up on Chinese fever. Xinhua News Agency plus a number of major media outlets in Nepal reported on the event.