Bangladeshi Confucius Institute under North-South University
held a marvelous evening party in Dhaka Sunday celebrating
Chinese traditional Lantern Festival.
While making remarks at the opening of the party, Doctor
Khaliquzzaman Elias, director of Confucius Institute, said the
Confucius Institute has created an opportunity for Bangladeshi
people to learn Chinese, building the bridge for Bangladeshi people
to know more about China.
Liu Sanzhen, cultural councilor of Chinese Embassy in
Bangladesh, encouraged the students to study Chinese hard, in order
to get the scholarship to study in China.
The first batch of eight students were awarded certificates
after one year's study. Ali, the representative of the graduates,
said at the function he felt very grateful to the Chinese teachers
in the Confucius Institute.
"Without their help, we could not learn Chinese well," he
During the party, the students performed Chinese songs, drama,
recited Chinese ancient poem. Some students talked about their
experience in learning Chinese.
North-South University Confucius Institute is the first
Confucius Institute in South Asia. It was inaugurated on February
(Xinhua News Agency March 5, 2007)