Fifth Chinese Culture Performance Competition in Nepal draws to a close

[Source]    International Volunteer Chinese Teacher’s Home in Nepal [Time]    2016-08-23 17:56:31 

On August 12th, the fifth Chinese Culture Performance Final Competition in Nepal successfully concluded at the Premier International School. Approximately 400 people attended the event and watched the competition, including such guests as Mr. Sarbottam Shrestha, President of Nepal Aniko Society;Mr. Harish Sarha, Chairperson of Nepal Culture and Education Association; Mr. Zhang Bing, Chief of Culture Section of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal and Mr. Yin Kunsong, Director of Chinese Cultural Center in Nepal as well as local teachers, students and parents.

Mr. Zhang Bing exchanging gifts with Ms. Pawitra Limbu

While addressing the event, Ms. Pawitra Limbu, Chairwoman of the Premier International School, noted that the Sino-Nepalese friendship went back to ancient times and it was China’s powerful yet friendly political ideas that made the Nepalese people long for China. Chinese and Nepalese cultures have a lot in common, which deserves our exploration.

The chorus “Ode to the Motherland”

This competition was composed of three categories, namely, Chinese song, Chinese dance and martial arts as well as Chinese calligraphy and painting. Nearly 1,000 contestants from 50 primary and secondary schools participated in the preliminary, and eventually 21 performances entered this final competition.

The martial arts performance “Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger”

After nearly four-hour fierce competition, the chorus “Ode to Motherland”, sent by the Premier International School, won the first prize in the Chinese song category. The martial arts performance “Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger”, sent by the E.P.S School, secured top spot in the category of Chinese dance and martial arts whilst ten calligraphy works and paintings including “Two Dragons Playing with A Pearl” were Excellence Award winners in the category of Chinese calligraphy and painting.

The song and dance performance “Thousand-handed Goddess”

A medley of martial arts performances

After the competition, Mr. Zhang Bing said in his address at the event that China and Nepal were good neighbors and partners, both of which enjoyed a long history. With the increasing cooperation between the two countries, the Chinese language appears to be more important to Nepalese people. The Chinese teachers in Nepal serve as a bridge of friendship between China and Nepal.

A group photo of the contestants

It is learned that the Chinese Culture Performance Competition in Nepal began in 2011, primarily targeted at primary and secondary Chinese language learners in Nepal. This competition has aroused the interest of Nepalese students in Chinese culture, and also provided a platform for the Nepalese students who enjoy Chinese culture performances to showcase themselves.


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