Chinese govt awards $20,000 scholarships to KU Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi is playing a pivotal role in the promotion of the Chinese language and culture, and it will open new gateways to strengthening academic ties between the brotherly nations.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a bright example of the strong friendship of Pakistan and China and it will further strengthen their ties. China has achieved tremendous development in almost every sector of life and has risen as the upcoming economic giant.
These views were expressed by Chinese Consul General in Karachi Wang Yu at a certificates’ distribution ceremony of the Confucius Institute held at the Sheikh Zayed Auditorium, KU.
The meritorious students were awarded with scholarships totalling $20,000 from the Chinese government. The scholarships include $150 for Category A, $100 for Category B and $80 US for Category C.
“It is heartening to see the performance of the students of the institute and they will play their positive roles in the strengthening ties between both the great nations.”
The KU vice chancellor, Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser, said that Pakistan and China had strong friendly ties which were decades- old. He mentioned that the promotion of the Chinese language in the light of Chinese development in every sector of life was the dire need of today.
“KU’s Confucius Institute basic aim is to enlighten the Pakistani students to the Chinese language and culture. China has emerged as one of the greatest economic powers of the world and is creating landmarks in the sectors of sciences and technology, which calls for awareness regarding Chinese culture and language.”
He said that due to the increasing number of students at the Confucius Institute, the institute had been shifted to the new building.
Earlier, Confucius Institute Director Moin uddin Siddiqui said that this was the sixth batch of the institute which was passing out with a remarkable performance and in this regard the efforts of Chinese teachers were highly commendable.
He mentioned that this was the second Confucius institute that was founded in Pakistan and now Confucius institutes were being founded in every provincial capital. More than 480 Confucius institutes are functional all over the world.