Islamabad—The Confucius Institute at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad held a colorful function at NUML to celebrated Chinese Lantern Festival on Friday. First Lady at the Chinese Embassy H.E Madam Bao Jiqing was the chief guest of the ceremony while Cultural Counselor Chinese Embassy Mr. Zheng Guojin, Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Registrar, Directors, Deans, HoDs, students from the various educational institutions and a large number of gathering attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the inaugural session honorable Chief Guest Madam Bao Jiqing said that Confucius Institute playing pivotal role in promoting Chinese culture in Pakistan. She said that people of Chinaused to celebrate lantern festival with their families and as Pakistan is my second home I feel like I am with my family.
She said that China is celebrating “Monkey Year” this year as monkey is symbolic for prosperity, she further said that bilateral relations with Pakistan will be further enhanced and cultural activities will also be geared up to promote Chinese language and culture in Pakistan.
Addressing on the occasion Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal said that Confucius Institute at NUML stood top in promoting Chinese culture in the world. He said that NUML is proud to be the part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and under this project NUML International Center of Education (NICE) would be set up in Xinjiang Normal University China to teach Chinese international languages alongwith Urdu and English. He said that NUML is unique institute in which more than 25 languages are being taught. Brig Riaz thanked first lady of the Chinese Embassy for visiting NUML to celebrate this colourful event.
Earlier, Students from various schools present colourful programs related to to the Chinese new year celebrations. It was a fabulous event in which cultural aspect of all provinces of Pakistan alongwith Chinese were presented.