Chinese New Year celebrated in city
Chinese New Year started on Thursday. The starting of the year is celebrated in around 400 towns of 130 countries every year. On the occasion, a cultural show was held at the National Theater Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka.
The event was hosted by the Embassy of People's Republic of China in Bangladesh and co-organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh-China Friendship Centre and the culture and tourism department of China's Yunnan province.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo and Dr Hasan Mahmud, Minister of Information and Roxana Malek, Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs attended the ceremony as the special guests.
A good number of people attended the event, including officials from the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, military, diplomatic envoys from various countries and people from different communities in Bangladesh.
The event included a joint performance by the Yunnan ethnic village plateau art troupe and the acrobatic troupe of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, an exhibition of the intangible cultural heritage of Yunnan province and a photo exhibition titled "Happy Chinese New Year Gala -2019."