University of Dhaka holds Chinese song and calligraphy competitions

[Source]    Xinhua News Agency [Time]    2017-01-11 15:43:58 
 

Sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh and jointly organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka and the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Dhaka, the fifth "Let’s Sing in Chinese" Chinese song competition and the third "Fascinated with Chinese" calligraphy competition were successfully held at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh on Jan. 7th.


Contestant singing and playing Fairy Tale

After the preliminary round and semifinals, 10 contestants from the Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka, the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Dhaka and China Radio International (CRI) Broadcast Confucius Classroom in Bangladesh entered the final of the song competition.


Contestant singing Still in Love with You with splendid performance

The finalists demonstrated good stage performance and high standard singing. They showed their love and pursuit for the Chinese culture through their voices. Meanwhile, by participating in the Chinese song competition, they also showcased their Chinese level and practical ability in Chinese.


Contestant affectionately singing Invisible Wings

After fierce competition, Jannath Ara Hera from Bangladesh wowed the judges and audiences by singing The Girl Waving Her Wings, and had the highest score in the competition, wining the laurel of the fifth "Let’s Sing in Chinese" Chinese song competition.

Chen Shuang, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh said that the Chinese song competition is an important program of this year's Happy Spring Festival gala. Chen encouraged all the students in this event to participate more in Chinese cultural activities held in Bangladesh, study hard and practice hard so as to make greater contributions to the cultural exchanges between China and Bangladesh.


Students carefully writing pen calligraphy


Brush Calligraphy Work Display

On the same day, the "Fascinated with Chinese" calligraphy competition was held at the University of Dhaka. According to Zhou Mingdong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka, the scale, the number of participants and the influence of the competition have greatly improved. Over 50 pieces were collected, and over 10 calligraphy pieces were selected for the final after the preliminary round. In the end, Wang Gang from Bangladesh won the first prize of the calligraphy competition.

Zhou said that students have shown high enthusiasm. Under the guidance of professional calligraphy teachers and carefully writing Chinese characters in accordance with the correct order, they not only appreciated the unique charm of Chinese characters, but also experienced the fun in learning Chinese.

Story by Liu Chuntao

DHAKA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua News Agency)