The 6th International Cultural Festival of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics was held on 14 November with the participation of Bangladeshi students studying there.
The festival took place at Rising Square in the northern part of Bachiao Garden in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province.
The theme of this year's International Cultural Festival was "Reunion on Campus". High-ranking officials of the university came to the Bangladeshi stall at the festival and praised it.
University President Dr Deng Hui inaugurated the festival through a flamboyant programme in presence of other participants. Besides, Nigerian Ambassador to China Anderson N Maidubike attended the programme as special guest.
The Bangladeshi Stall at the festival displayed Khichuri, Pitha, Pakora, Samucha, Chicken Roll, Payes, Sweets, Roasted Duck Meat and other dishes. Also on the display were pictures of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the national flower, national fruit, national bird and notable spots of the country. PhD researcher Mohammad Sayedul Islam was the overall supervisor for Bangladesh on the occasion.
Dr Deng Hui in his speech said that the institution highly appreciates the activities of international students. He thanked those who helped each other with the school during the pandemic and worked together to tackle the situation.
He also stressed the role of international cultural festivals in cultural exchanges.
The Nigerian Ambassador Maidubaik said China-Africa friendship has a long history and Sino-African exchanges and cooperation are deepening. "In this context, the session of the International Cultural Festival is a beautiful symbol of Sino-African cooperation and openness," he added.
He hoped that all international students, especially African ones, would study hard and contribute to the further development of Sino-African friendship by shouldering their responsibilities while studying in China.
Akbar Hossain, a Bangladeshi student of the university, participated in Chinese song performance. Md Oliuddin, Md Mahmudur Rahman Rokon, Md Hachibul Haque, Arif Ahmed, Fahim Syed Mohammad, Farhana Zaman Rajni, Shahriar Bin Sarwar, Touhidul Anam Ruhan, Md Khalid Hossain (Shakil), Tanvir Islam, Md Mamun, MD Nadimul Akram and Md Rumon Hossain, among others, were present in the festival representing Bangladesh.
Students from different countries showcase their country's culture and local customs through traditional costumes, ethnic crafts, game activities and special cooking. The festival had a Chinese culture exhibition stall, in addition to the foreign stalls, on both sides of the square. There was also an exhibition of paintings at the Rising Square in the northern part of Bachiao Garden.
Fourteen countries including Bangladesh, China, Morocco, Benin, Tanzania, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Namibia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Ethiopia, participated in the festival.
Over 2,000 teachers and students took part in the International Cultural Festival. Moreover, about 50,000 people enjoyed the festival online.