Belt and Road online arts festival to give young Pakistanis a platform to showcase their talents – Xinhua

by Wang Kai

LANZHOU, June 8 (China Economic Net) — The 2022 Belt and Road Online Arts Festival was recently launched both online and offline at Northwestern Minzu University, China, offering a platform for Pakistani youth to show their talent.

To participate in the event, young people from Pakistan and other countries can prepare music or dance videos and share them on designated channels to be announced soon. The selected videos will be broadcast on major international and Chinese media platforms.

The event, as part of the 100 Sister Schools Initiative, is organized by the Gansu Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Gansu Provincial Department of Education, hosted by Northwestern Minzu University, China and co-hosted by the Gansu Association of 100 Sister Schools initiative. and the Gansu UNESCO Association.

2022 Belt and Road Online Arts Festival Launch Ceremony of 100 Sister Schools Initiative [Photo from website of the Peoples Government of Gansu Province]

The 100 Sister Schools Initiative paves the way for people-to-people exchanges by enabling primary and secondary schools in partner countries to connect and communicate with each other, said Liu Xiaolin, vice president of the People’s Association of China Province. Gansu for friendship with foreign countries, on the launching ceremony.

Several representatives of institutions from UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Belarus, Chile, Poland, Pakistan, Thailand, Maldives, Uzbekistan, etc. congratulated the launch of the event via video. I hope Pakistani youth can have a better understanding of Gansu province through this event, said Ma Bin, chairman of the China-Pak Education Center and chairman of the Overseas Chinese Association of Pakistan in his video message.

Ms. Wang Junyi from the Gansu Province People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries told the China Economic Net (CEN) reporter that in the past two years, 100 art exhibitions of the Initiative of sister schools were organized to promote cultural exchanges.

In the previous sessions, we collect drawings or photographic works. Among the more than 500 works from 15 countries, many works from Pakistan were selected as outstanding. This time we are expanding forms from graphic arts to videos, she said.

Gansu province has strengthened its trade, economic and agricultural relations with Pakistan. Late last year, Lanzhou City, the provincial capital, and Jiuquan City formed ties with Quetta and Faisalabad respectively.