Confucius Institute and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China arranged the prize distribution ceremony of the 11th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday.
Promotion of Chinese language learning will further combine the ‘all-weather’ and ‘deeper than the ocean’ friendship between Pakistan and China. It will not only assist in further combining mutual relations, but also increase diplomatic, commercial, economic, cultural and strategic relations of the two neighborly countries, said People’s Republic of China Ambassador Liu Jian.
Speaking on the occasion, NUML Director General (DG) Brigadier Azam Jamal praised the Chinese embassy and the Chinese government for setting up of proper curricula, books, reading material and teachers for the Chinese Department at the NUML.
The Chinese Department is playing an efficient role in developing young talented Chinese language speakers and graduates of this department are now working on major posts in the country as well as abroad, he added.
The competition was divided into three parts. All contestants were obligatory to deliver a speech in Chinese language in the first part, answer questions of judges in the second part and perform something in Chinese talent show in third part of the competition. Students made their speeches in Chinese, answered questions with confidence and then executed cultural dances and Chinese songs to expound their mastery in Chinese language.
First position was earned by Muhammad Waqas Ali Goraya, second position was taken by two students, Musadiq Hanif and Fazal Rahim. The winners of this competition will contribute the Final Competition of 11th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students which will conduct in China.
In the end, NUML Rector Major General (r) Masood Hasan and Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Liu Jian distributed prizes to the winners of the event.