The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) hosted the 16th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Islamabad on Wednesday, 24th May. The event was organized by Confucius Institute Islamabad in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Sun Weidong was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The ceremony was also attended by Rector NUML Major General Zia ud Din Najam (Retd), Director General NUML Brig. Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Executive Director Pakistan-China Institute Mustafa Hyder Sayed, as well as deans, directors, and a large number of students.
The competition was divided into three parts: first, the students had to deliver a speech in the Chinese language; secondly, they had to respond to questions posed by the judges; and lastly, they had to perform in the Chinese talent show, which concluded the competition. Eight bright students delivered their speeches in Chinese, confidently answered the questions of the judges, and finally performed traditional dances and famous Chinese songs to demonstrate their proficiency in the Chinese language.
The first prize was won by Tariq Aziz, who qualified for the final stage of the Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition, which will be held in China. The other 7 participants were also given prizes for their contribution.
Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal distributed the prizes to the participants. In his concluding remarks, he lauded the efforts of the Chinese language teachers, and also expressed appreciation for the enthusiasm and commendable performances by the participating students.
The competition was widely attended, with participation from the Head of Chinese Department, Head of Confucius Institute, and faculty members of Chinese as well as other departments of the university.
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