The 7th “Ambassador Cup” Chinese Language Contest in Nepal Concludes

[Source]    chinanews.com [Time]    2017-09-13 17:30:36 
 

The final of the 7th “Ambassador Cup” Chinese Language Contest in Nepal was held in Katmandu on September 9th, symbolizing the successful conclusion of the whole contest.

The event was attended by over 100 people, including Zhang Bing, Director of Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal, Yin Kunsong, Director of the China Cultural Center in Nepal, Xing Yun, Director of the Nepalese Teaching and Research Center and Principal of Nepal Research Center of the Beijing Foreign Studies University, Dilip, Secretary of Nepal China Cultural and Educational Council, and representatives of school principals, Chinese language volunteer teachers, and student contestants.

The “Ambassador Cup” Chinese Language Contest was sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Nepal and co-organized by the Nepal China Cultural and Educational Council and the Chinese Volunteer Teacher's Home in Nepal. The preliminary contest was attended by 120 students from the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University, the CRI Confucius Classroom, and the primary and secondary schools under the Chinese Volunteer Teacher's Home. After several rounds of selection, both the primary and secondary school division got 10 students enter the finals. The final not only tested the knowledge of the Chinese language and Chinese culture, but also focused on contestants’ ability to give key note speeches in Chinese.

Zhang Bing said in his speech that learning Chinese is of great significance for Nepalese students. Nepal and China are good neighbors and partners and Nepalese students are hopes of future Nepal. Through learning Chinese language, they can have a better understanding of China, which will build a bridge of friendship between the two countries and will have far-reaching influence on further promoting the development of China-Nepal friendship.

In the final, contestants showed their understanding and love for China through their passionate Chinese speeches. By expressing their admiration for the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and other sites of China, love for Chinese cuisines and appreciation for Chinese traditional festivals, and by singing ancient Chinese poems, they gave an excellent performance to the audience.

After the fierce competition, Saurav Adhikari (Hu Ke) from Preya Kunga School and Karki from Everest English School respectively won the first prize of the primary and secondary school division.

(China News Service, Kathmandu, September 9th)

 
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