Chinese Language Day was celebrated at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday 2 May in Ratunda Place in which a large number of people participated. Diplomats of (UNO) and H E Ambassadors of different countries participated on this occasion.
China’s culture is a sample of the traditional traditions of more than five thousand years of history that help to know the mystery of this Asian country. Makes people wonder. Its citizens have spread throughout the world with a part of their heritage, so that their culture can quickly become established in nations whose way of life is quite different from that of the Chinese community. On this occasion, men and women dressed in traditional Chinese clothes participated in UNO in a cultural way.
Local artists and singers entertained the people with their art. Stalls of various Chinese languages were also set up on this occasion, in which a large number of people participated. The highest number of people writing their name in Chinese was seen at this stall. There were various stalls displaying Chinese cultural items. People liked these stalls very much. On the occasion, two people performed the duties of moderation, including the Director of UNIS His Excellency Martin Nesirky and XU Fei. Special guests and speakers were among those who came on this occasion.
His Excellency Mr. Li Song, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Vienna;
Mr. Bai Yugang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shandong Provincial
- Mr. Dennis Thatchaichawalit, Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV);
- Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA);
- Ms. Fatou Haidara, Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO);
- Mr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
The speakers said that the civilization of China is thousands of years old, China gave the message of peace, tolerance and love to the world. Speaking about the Chinese language, the speakers said that it is a special project in connection with the United Nations Chinese Language Day, which was organized by the International Communication Planning Bureau of the Headquarters of the China-Foreign Language Exchange and Cooperation Center and the Chinese language in the world. The largest international network platform for education has been launched in association with “Chinese Alliance”.
In 2010, the United Nations Department of Information launched the “United Nations Day of Languages” with the aim of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and the equal use of the six official languages of the United Nations. Among them, the United Nations Day is set on the day of the Chinese language “Gu Yu”, one of the twenty-four solar terms in China. After the speeches of the speakers, traditional music was arranged which was well received by the people. Different groups came and performed on the occasion and Chinese music and songs. People applauded the artists and loved their music. In the end, the Director of UNIS His Excellency Martin Nesirky and XU Fei thanked all the people for coming to the program.
Muhammad Amir Siddique (Journalist, United Nations, Vienna, Austria)