Confucius Institute celebrates 4th anniversary in Nepal

08:35, June 14, 2011      

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Confucuis Institute at the Kathmandu University in Nepal celebrated 4th anniversary on Monday.

A special program was organized in the capital Kathmandu to mark the 4th Anniversary.

Addressing the function, Vice President of He Bei University of Economics and Business Geng Yanjun congratulated the institution for its achievements.

He also said that the Confucius Institute has now developed into an important Chinese Language teaching institution which offers Chinese Language courses to students in Nepal.

He added that the two universities, jointly established by Hebei University of Economics and Business and Kathmandu University, will further cooperate on a larger scale and promote more in-depth exchanges in the future.

Talking to Xinhua at the celebration ceremony, Director of Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Ms. Bao Deyuan said that in the past four years, Confucius Institute has been a bridge between China and Nepal.

"I am very happy that more and more students are coming to study language, at the beginning we had just four or five students now we have some 1000 students," Deyuan said.

She said that through the institute, Nepali students are learning a lot of Chinese culture in which they are interested.

She added that more than 29 students have already got scholarship to study Chinese in China.

Speaking at the same occasion charge d' affairs of Chinese Embassy in Nepal Xi Hui said that the Confucius Institute is growing stronger year by year.

"It has formed the mode of one institute with multiple teaching centers and various classes in various parts of Nepal", she added.

She further expressed her belief that the institute will continue to improve itself, cultivate more Nepali talents to strengthen the relations between the two nations.

Talking to Xinhua, Mahesh Awale, a Confucuis Institute student, said that he is really attracted by Chinese language and has been studying the language with vigor and enthusiasm.

More than 200 people, including students, teachers, various dignitaries and professors have participated in the program and reception.

Source: Xinhua
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