Bangladeshi youths win Chinese hearts

Jannatul Islam and Ayan Soofi from Kunming, China

6 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladeshi youths win Chinese hearts

Bangladeshi youths perform a song at the closing ceremony of Bangladesh-China Youth Camp at Yunnun University in China on Wednesday night. — sun photo

Bangladeshi youths have completed the camp in China winning hearts of teachers and students in Yunnan province alongside projecting their local tradition and culture.

The ten-day Bangladesh China Youth Camp-2019 ended on Wednesday night through a gala celebration at Yunnan University in provincial capital of Kunming.

Chinese Embassy political section Second Secretary Yu Jia Bing was the special guest while YNU Confucius Institute (CI) Director Wu Yun and School and Public Management Deputy Dean Jiang Shaoyong were guests of honour on the occasion.

Among others, CI teacher Bi Yuanyuan, CRI-SMF group teachers Zhong Qianyun and Kong Jiajia, NSU group teachers Zhou Li and Ma Xiaoyan, DU group teachers Rozibul Islam and Chi Yuxue were present on the occasion.

Addressing the session, Second Secretary Yu Jia Bing said Bangladesh and China relationship has reached new heights in last one decade under the leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Yu Jia also emphasized the importance of the youth camp for increasing people-to-people bonding towards strengthening bilateral relationship.

Later, Bangladeshi and Chinese students presented different cultural activities including songs, drama and fashion shows focusing local traditions.

From Bangladesh, 150 youngsters, accompanied by 8 teachers, participated in the ten-day camp including different courses on Chinese language and culture alongside experiencing natural and historical sites of the country.

Camp participant Dipto Kumar Voumik said the camping brought ‘new experiences’ for all alongside learning Chinese language and culture.

Chinese government initiated the Youth Camp as part of exchanging cultural and educational trends among two countries to strengthen bilateral relationship.

A total of 600 youths is supposed to attend the international programme in four years of which the third edition was held this year.

The delegates attended different courses on Chinese language, Chinese traditional flower and tea arts, Kungfu and Kungfu fan dance.

Besides, three lecture sessions were held on Smart China where the university teachers shared the progress of China in technology, music and ensuring equality for ethnic minority.