The youth camp with participation of 150 students from Bangladesh ended in Kungmin, China today after two weeks vowing stronger Dhaka-Beijing relationship through increasing people to people contact and exchange of cultural programmes.
The camp was organised in line with one of the MoUs signed between the two countries during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Dhaka in 2016, according to a message received here.
Under the MoU, Chinese government has decided to invite 600 Bangladeshi students to visit China in four years from 2017 to 2020.
Deputy Director of International Cooperation and Exchange of Yunnan University Shen Bin declared end of the camp at a closing ceremony at the campus of Yunannan University, the largest education institute in the Kungmin, major south western city of China.
He said the university is honored to host the camp that will further increase the understanding between the youths of two friendly country.
Members of the Bangladesh delegation are from various educational institutions, including Dhaka University, North South and other universities, colleges and schools from different parts of the country.
At the ceremony, some students including Nafisa Nawrin Labonno, Tasnim Hossain, Ulrmi Roy and Maria Sultana Limu shared their experiences of the camp while Bangladesh and Chinese students staged colourful cultural show performing traditional songs and dance of the both countries.
During the camp, the Bangladeshi students have taken lessons of Chinese language and joined different session of Chinese cultural activities including singing, kungfu dancing and craft makings.
The Bangladeshi students also visited important cultural and historical sites, educational institutions of Yunnan Province during the camp.
After the first camp of its kind in 2017, this is the second time the youth camp was organised by Yunnan University and Confucius Institute at North South University (NSU), also co-organised by Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka and China Radio International and Shanto-Mariam Foundation (CRI-SMF) Confucius Classroom in Dhaka.
Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh and Confucius Institute Headquarters are funding the youth camp.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)