Punjab University held a vibrant Chinese cultural festival under the PU’s Confucius Institute. Chinese performers delighted the audiences with their cultural performances. The VC of PU stated at the occasion that China is Pakistan’s time-tested friend and is making great investment under the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor). The cultural and education exchange programs are vital for the people of both China and Pakistan, he added.
Artists from China presented various wonderful Chinese folk dances that represented a positive message that all the ethnic groups in the country are a part of one family.
In addition, artists from China presented Mongolian horse-head fiddled solo since labour, production and amusement of the Mongols are closely related to the horse.
A female group dance called ‘Snowland Maids’ was also presented by the Chinese artists that represented the culture of Qinghai Tibet plateau. It is called ‘roof of the world’ as well. Besides, Stone Statue and Swan group dance was performed as well that presented Kazakh’s culture.
Pipa was tuned by a Chinese performer as well with great playing techniques. The instrument has the long history of its being played in China for 2000 years. It was played along with Table which created a melodious blend of both Pakistani and Chinese music. Pakistani students performed folk songs on the occasion as well.
PU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, Chinese Consul General in Lahore Long Dingbin, Dr Rana Ejaz, and Confucius Institute Directors Liu Chensheng in addition to PU faculty members as well as many Pakistani students and Chinese from various fields of life enjoyed Chinese artists performances.