Megatrend University of Serbia Held a Chinese New Year Celebration to Welcome the Year of the Horse

[Source]    Megatrend University [Time]    2014-02-26 10:17:00 

On January 29, 2014, Megatrend University and Chinese Embassy in Serbia co-organized a Chinese New Year Celebration and a photo exhibition entitled “Beautiful China”. People of China and Serbia gathered together to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Horse.

Scene of the celebration

First, teachers and students from the Chinese Center at Megatrend University sang the national anthems of China and Serbia, which got the celebration started. Then Prof. Kutlesic, Vice-rector of Megatrend University, delivered a speech. He welcomed the guests from the Chinese Embassy in Serbia and guests of enterprises of China and Serbia, world-famous sinologists, as well as the faculty and students of the University. He also reviewed the fruitful achievements yielded through close cooperation between Megatrend University and the Chinese Embassy in Serbia in the past year.

Mr. Xu Hong, Counsellor of the Cultural Affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Serbia, delivered a speech in Serbian. He expressed his sincere happiness that people of China and Serbia could celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival together and hoped that in the new year China and Serbia would make a bigger progress in promoting the friendship and understanding between each other.

Counsellor Xu Hong delivering a speech

Katarina Zakic, Director of the Chinese Center at the Megatrend University, and Dr. Natasa Kostic co-chaired the celebration.

Left: Katarina Zakic; Right: Natasa Kostic

The first performance was given by the students from the Chinese Center who read poems of both Chinese and Serbian poets. The poetic language made the audience intoxicated.

Poetry reading

The next performance was given by the youngest performers, the local primary school students and their teacher Vesna, which showed the achievements of promoting Chinese language education in local primary schools. Their childish and standard Chinese pronunciation won the warmest applause from the audience.

After the interesting performance given by kids, the audience enjoyed the charm of the Chinese fan dance. Four Serbian beauties danced gracefully, which made the audience feel as if they had travelled across time and space back to the ancient China.

What followed was the song Wish You a Prosperous Chinese New Year performed by teachers and students from the Center, which expressed their best wishes for the New Year.

Yi Shu, a teacher from the Center, and Natasa Kostic singing along with the students

At last, Counsellor Xu Hong sang a Serbian military song. His sonorous and forceful voice brought the house down and drew the celebration to a successful end.

Counsellor Xu Hong performing together with two vice-rectors of Megatrend University

After the celebration, the audience appreciated the photo exhibition entitled “Beautiful China”, which deepened their understanding of Chinese people’s happy life as well as the gorgeous China Dream.

Scene of the photo exhibition

By Yi Shu


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