Synopsis: The opening ceremony of
the Inaugural National Tertiary Chinese Reading Festival 2019 was held at Ngee
Ann Polytechnic's performing arts space, Music Box, on 8 November 2019. Senior
Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Chairperson of the Committee to
Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Ms Low Yen Ling, was the Guest-of-Honour.
Co-organised by the CPCLL and Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, the month-long event seeks to encourage the creation of
original literary works and ignite passion in the reading of Chinese works
among tertiary students and the public. NP’s Department of Chinese Studies also
launched the One Colour One Genre Audiobook. The book contains 15 works,
including modern novels, poetry, essays, dramas and movies. Launched during the
event, users only need to scan the QR code to access the audio book.