More than three-week long exhibition titled “New Silk Road” started here at China Cultural Centeron Sunday as a part of celebrations of 2017 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival “Ode to the Moon”..
The exhibition was arranged Cultural Center of Dalian Jinpu New Area with support of Cultural office of the Embassy of China in Pakistan. Joint Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division Junaid Akhlaq was the chief guest in the opening ceremony of more than three weeks exhibition.
Cultural Councilor Embassy of China and Director China Cultural Center You Yi, Deputy Director China Cultural Center Ms Li Shuo, other senior officials Embassy, students and a large number of people from different walks of life were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Cultural Councilor You Yi warmly welcomed the participants, saying New Silk Road exhibition would educate the visitors about the centuries old traditional costumes of China. He said that China is the nation of multi diverse culture and traditions.
He said that the exhibition would entertain the visitors during more than three weeks display at China Cultural Center. Earlier, Joint Secretary NH&LH Junaid Akhlaq said that Pakistan and China are two time tested good friendly countries. He said that such cultural programs would further strengthen our bilateral relations. He congratulated Cultural Council You Yi and his team for bringing such a beautiful exhibition for the people of Pakistan. Later, the students of various schools presented Chinese songs and entertained the audience. The chief guest also took a round to the display in the exhibition and lauded the Chinese traditional Costumes.
The exhibition was hosted by Cultural Department of Liaoning Province in collaboration with China Cultural Center. For thousands of years, Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated as the time of year for when the moonis at its largest and roundest and as a traditional thanksgiving for the heavens, earth and nature together with friends and family.
Formerly known as the ‘Reunion Festival’, it’s when people come together to celebrate their family, friends, the earth and nature.
An official of China Culture Centre said that costumes have maintained an important place in Chinese culture for more than three thousand years. Moreover, Chinese costumes are magnificent and colorful, he said.