Pakistani handicrafts and cuisine with iconic dishes displayed at a stall and cultural performance by Pakistani students enthralled the audience at the international culture festival, organized by the Peking University in Beijing.
This year marks the 16th International Culture Festival with the theme of “A World without Borders | The Future is Now.” The festival featured various events focused on innovations in science and technology, technological progress and creating possibilities for a brighter future.
Pakistan’s Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi visited the Pakistani stall and appreciated students for representing handicrafts and culture during the festival. She remarked that the Pakistani students studying in China are projecting soft image of the country by participating in the cultural events.
“Our students are setting examples by securing top positions during their studies and showing talent in the cultural events,” Naghmana Hashmi said and expressed confidence that these students would become a valuable asset for the country in the future and also introduce a positive image of the country among the multicultural community.
Within this framework, the festival included several new events such as PKU Geeklab Special Experiences which allowed students to interact with cutting-edge technology; the youth forum which discussed important issues facing youth; and wonderful dreams in the garden, a fascinating art exhibition focused on the contrast between light and shadows.
The participants got a chance to travel through different countries, taste their food, took part in different workshops saw their national dances and listened to their songs. The students organized workshops, presented iconic dishes of their respective countries and engaged the participants in entertaining activities.
The university organized other international events throughout the year including the Musical Academy Award 2019 that took place in July, and a series of activities that run through October such as the Geek Star Salons, International Student Chinese Speech Contest, Borges’s Atlas in Beijing, and the Sino-Nepalese Folk Art exchange exhibition.
The last event for the day, the Top 10 International Students Singing Competition took place in the evening.