The Chinese youths clad in sarees and punjabis and Bangladeshi youths in traditional Chinese outfits performed in the celebration programmes of Chinese New Year 4712, which began on January 31, at North South University in the capital yesterday.
Adding colour to the celebrations, they also sang Chinese and Bangla songs, danced, recited poetry, performed martial arts, and staged a fashion show dressing like the luminaries of both Bangladesh and China such as Confucius, Atish Dipankar, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Zainul Abedin, and many more.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jun spoke on the occasion, highlighting the relations between the two countries.
Citing from a greeting message sent by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Noor said Bangladesh wanted to take the relations with China to a new height.
The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka organised the programme with support from the Confucius Institute of NSU, Institute of Modern Languages of Dhaka University, CRI-SMF Confucius Classroom, and Institute of Languages, Brac University.