China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) held a grand activity to celebrate Children’s Day， at China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People， on June 1.
A total of 1，800 children from five continents gathered together for this celebration.
Wang Jiarui， chairman of CSCLF； Tian Xuejun， deputy minister of the Ministry of Education； Li Ping， editor-in-chief at Science and Technology Daily； Li Qun， deputy minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism； Wang Ning， deputy mayor of Beijing Municipal Government， and Pang Lijuan， vice-chairman of CSCLF， attended the ceremony.
Childhood is the most precious period in one‘s lifetime. In order to develop children’s creativity and imagination， CSCLF launched an activity themed “imagining the future”， asking participants to use a piece of painting or a letter to describe what their dreams are or what the year of 2035 or the year of 2050 would be like.
Some of the works sent to CSCLF will be exhibited on June 1， 2020， and representatives of the participants will be invited to take part in the exhibition and witness if their dreams come true.
Wang Jiarui， chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation， views an exhibition with children.
Foreign children play soccer.
Wang tries playing diabolo.
During the event， an exhibition was arranged showcasing children‘s paintings and calligraphy. China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People partnered with the Beijing Municipal Education Commission to hold an activity aiming to collect pieces of artistic works from children. The activity has drawn more than 500 pieces of works by children from over 10 countries and regions， with some of their works depicting history and traditions and some others depicting scientific innovations.
Following the exhibition， a gala was held at Beijing Future Theater where Wang and the children attending the activity witnessed performances featuring diversified cultural elements. Performers from Beijing Chaohua Art Troupe， Beijing Lantian Little Angle Art Troupe， Taiwan Xingyun Culture and Education Foundation， Beijing Russian Culture Center and Fang Cao Di International School staged wonderful performances and received applause from the audience.
A dance performance staged at Beijing Future Theater
Peking Opera performed by young performers.
A dancing show by young performers
Performers practice martial arts.
Children play Guzheng， a 21-or 25-stringed Chinese plucked instrument.
“Give the most precious to children，” said Soong Ching Ling. To offer an unforgettable festival for children， China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People held many activities featuring cultural and scientific elements， with the aim of increasing ties between children and parents， and helping them gain more knowledge about Chinese traditional culture and develop imagination and creativity.
Dang Minh Khoi， Vietnamese ambassador to China， expressed his pleasure of taking part in the celebration for children， and at seeing children receive education in such a well-equipped venue， serving as a platform for teenagers and children from across the world to study and conduct exchanges.
“The activity plays a significant role in enhancing mutual understanding between children from different countries，” the ambassador said， “I hope CSCLF can hold more activities of this kind in the future to deepen mutual trust and exchanges between teenagers from both Vietnam and China.”
More than 1，800 representatives took part in the activity， including children from Beijing primary schools and their parents， and other representatives from embassies of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) members， ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members and UN institutions in China.
Pang Changqing， deputy director general of the National Government Offices Administration， and CSCLF vice-chairmen Hu Zhengyue， Hang Yuanxiang and Jing Dunquan， as well as Li Songwu， secretary-general of CSCLF， also attended the celebration.
(Source： General Office)