China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) held a ceremony to celebrate Children‘s Day at Soong Ching Ling’s Former Residence， on May 31.
Wang Jiarui， chairman of CSCLF； Hang Yuanxiang， executive vice-chairman of CSCLF； Huang Huanbi and Zhou Youma， both having been friends of Soong Ching Ling during her lifetime； Liu Yaqi and Lan Chuihua， descendants of Soong Ching Ling‘s relatives； Mu Huawei， director of the office of the central leading group on spiritual civilization construction， and more than 200 students from nearly 20 middle and primary schools in Beijing attended the ceremony.
Wang Jiarui， chairman of CSCLF， delivers a speech at the ceremony.
Wang Jiarui delivered a speech during the ceremony， saying that CSCLF would follow the instructions of President Xi Jinping to develop the skilled workers that meet the demands of the new era.
He also recognized the achievements the “new era Mr Child” program had made in education and expressed his wishes that Soong Ching Ling’s Former Residence could continue carrying out diverse range of activities featuring voluntary services and international exchanges， with the aim of nurturing more responsible， diligent and ambitious individuals.
Wang encouraged children to be patriotic and strive to realize the Chinese Dream.
Mu Huawei， director of the office of the central leading group on spiritual civilization construction， delivers a speech during the ceremony.
Mu delivered a speech during the ceremony， extoling the efforts CSCLF had made in advancing cultural services and building a distinctive platform for children to engage in voluntary services. He remarked that CSCLF had played an exemplary role in offering cultural services among State-administered institutions and organizations.
Children are awarded certificates to honor their work in the “new era Mr Child” program.
CSCLF representatives pose for a photograph with children who stood out in the voluntary program.
Teachers awarded certificates in the “most beautiful teacher” contest.
During the ceremony， representatives attending the ceremony awarded certificates to honor those participants who stood out in the voluntary program， including teachers in the “most beautiful teacher” contest as well as to those who have worked to help organize the program.
Role models and a representative of the “Mr Child” program were invited to share their experiences with the audience.
Hang Yuanxiang， executive vice-chairman of CSCLF， announces the introduction of the “new era Mr Child” program to the city of Pengyang in Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
On behalf of CSCLF， Hang also announced that the organization would introduce such programs into the city of Pengyang in Ningxia Hui autonomous region， in order to develop local education as part of efforts to tackle poverty.
A choir performs during the event.
A traditional Chinese dance is staged by the children.
A play featuring Soong Ching Ling and her two sisters working together to fight against the Japanese invasion is staged by performers.
Artistic performances were also staged by schoolchildren following the opening ceremony. A play featuring Soong Ching Ling and her two sisters stole the limelight and won repeated applause from audience.
CSCLF Chairman Wang Jiarui releases doves with a group of children.
Representatives sent bags and stationery to children as gifts， and released doves to pray for peace. Other activities included making various types of handicrafts and a quiz competition， which proved especially popular with children.
Initiated by CSCLF， the ceremony was held by Soong Ching Ling‘s Former Residence and the office for “new era Mr Child” program， with the support of the administration office of social class for Beijing middle and primary school students and Tangshan Huatian Group.
Sima Hong， deputy head of Xicheng district in Beijing， and Zhai Jingqun， vice-director of the administration office of social class for Beijing middle and primary school students， also attended the ceremony. Yi Dan， an anchorwoman from Beijing People’s Broadcasting Station hosted the ceremony.
(Source： Soong Ching Ling‘s Former Residence)