The 6th International Cultural Festival of JUFE held successfully!
Saiyedul Islam, China
China's Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) in Nanchang has successfully held the 6th International Cultural Festival with the participation of Bangladeshi students studying there. The theme of this year's International Cultural Festival was "Reunion on Campus".
On the afternoon of November 14, the 6th International Cultural Festival was successfully held in the Rising Plaza in the north district of Jiaoqiao garden of the University. Ph.D. researcher Mohammad Saiyedul Islam was the overall supervisor for Bangladesh on the occasion.
This International Cultural Festival is hosted by Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, undertaken by the Party Committee Media Department, Student Affairs Department (office), Youth League Committee, International College, Overseas Education College, International Economics and Trade College, JUFE's Photographic Society, and Chinese Traditional Culture Society, Co-organized by International Student Volunteers Association.
Ambassador Anderson N. Maidubike, Consul General of Nigeria in Shanghai, and Ms. Zainab Joy Momodu, Director of the Office of Consular Education, were invited to attend this international cultural festival. University President Prof. Dr. Deng Hui, Heads and representatives of relevant departments and colleges of the University attended the event.
Dr. Deng Hui and Ambassador Anderson N. Maidubike unveiled the "Study in JUFE" theme photography exhibition. Ye Weihua, Dean of the Overseas Education College, presented awards to volunteers who had performed outstandingly during the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Bangladeshis had a stall at the International Cultural Festival. Khichuri, pitha, pakora, samucha, chicken roll, payes, sweets, duck meat, and other dishes are arranged in layers. Pictures of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the national flower-fruit-bird, and the sights also displayed. But the most interesting was drawing the national flag and taking pictures in the Bangladeshi frame.
Bangladeshi student of the university Md. Akbar Hossain 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, Md. Ruman Hossain and many more were in collaboration in organizing the event.
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.
Akbar Hossain, a Bangladeshi student of the university, participated in a 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.
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.