DHAKA, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese language proficiency competition for varsity students was held in Bangladesh's Dhaka University on Saturday.
Dozens of students applied to attend the competition from a number of leading institutions including Dhaka University, Bangladesh Open University, CRI-SMF Confucius Classroom and North-South University.
Zhou Mingdong, director at Dhaka University Confucius Institute, told Xinhua that about 20 of the applicants were selected through initial processes to join the competition.
The winners were awarded prizes and certificates according to their individual results, she said.
Zhou said Dhaka University Confucius Institute and the Institute of Modern Languages in Dhaka University, in association with the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, organized the 2nd Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition and the 3rd Chinese Knowledge Contest on Saturday.
She said the events are aimed at further inspiring Bangladeshi students who are learning Chinese language and building further bridges of relationship between the peoples of the two countries through more cultural exchanges.
All the contestants competed in two segments featuring speeches and artistic performances, she added.
The Dhaka University Confucius Institute, established at the University of Dhaka in cooperation with China's Yunnan University, has already emerged as a prime destination for Chinese language learners in Bangladesh through various activities for promotion of Chinese language in Bangladesh.