On the morning of May 30th, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, came to the National Elementary School in Haidian District, Beijing to participate in the celebration of the “61” International Children’s Day. This was Xi Jinping’s greetings to the young Pioneers during their participation in the ceremony.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Peng
On the morning of May 30th, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, came to the National Elementary School in Haidian District, Beijing to participate in the celebration of the “61” International Children’s Day. This is Xi Jinping’s discussion with Young Pioneer counselors, teachers, parents, and student representatives at the school.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Peng
Xi Jinping emphasized when attending the National Elementary School in Haidian District, Beijing to celebrate “61” International Children’s Day
Making the seeds of socialist core values take root in children and children
People’s Daily, Beijing, May 30th, (Reporter Peng Bo) On the approaching of Children’s Day of the “61” International Day, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping came to the Haidian District of Beijing on the morning of May 30th. In elementary school, participate in the school’s Young Pioneers theme team day activities to understand the students’ learning and extra-curricular activities, especially the school’s activities to actively guide students to cultivate and practice socialist core values. He first congratulated the children and children of the country on the festival, emphasizing that children and youth are the future of the motherland and the hope of the Chinese nation. All parties must work together to make the seed of the socialist core values take root in the hearts of children and children and truly cultivate them.
At 9:30, Xi Jinping came to the school and went to the school gymnasium. The young pioneers ran up to say hello. A Young Pioneer teamed him up with a bright red scarf and showed him the Young Pioneers ceremony. As the children were surrounded, Xi Jinping walked into the gym. The students of all grades in the hall stood neatly, and the theme team day activities of “The Red Scarf Meets the Chinese Dream — Today I Enlist in the Team to Be a Good Player” are held here. “My grandfather is coming!” The applause and cheers suddenly sounded. Xi Jinping smiled and waved, greeted his classmates enthusiastically and came to the classmates.
In the sound of the Young Pioneers’ drums, the ceremony was officially started. The heroic young pioneers of the Young Pioneers team flag. After the Young Pioneers sang “Chinese Young Pioneer Team Song”, Xi Jinping listened to senior high school juniors to talk about the lives and activities organized by the Young Pioneers. Then, the young Pioneer team leader read out the decision to form a new first-year squadron and held a red scarf ceremony for the new team members. Xi Jinping wears a red scarf for a new player. After the new team members took the team to the oath, the brigade counselor called and said: “Be prepared: to fight for the cause of communism!” All young pioneers answered in unison: “Stay ready!”
At the end of the ceremony, Xi Jinping said to the Young Pioneers that the participation of the Young Pioneers in the ceremony was very touching, reminding me of the situation I had when I joined the team and felt that joining the team was a very glorious and solemn thing. Today, seeing the students’ vigorous steps and hearing the solemn oath of their classmates, a word flashes in their minds, that is, “hope.” Children and children are the hope of our great motherland and the hope of our great nation. The students must study hard and make progress every day so that the seed sown today will have a rich harvest in the future.
Leaving the gymnasium, Xi Jinping walked along the school culture corridor and visited the students’ own calligraphy, painting, hand-copying, photography, paper cutting and other works. According to the person in charge of the school, the school paid attention to the inheritance of the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation, established more than 20 student organizations and carried out a variety of activities. Xi Jinping affirmed this.
Liren Academy is an antique courtyard house on campus and is also a place for students to carry out club activities. In Yipinxuan, the students are holding a “cultural exhibition of ethnic minorities.” The arrival of the general secretary made the children overjoyed. The students became small masters and introduced the situation in which volunteers from the school’s red scarf volunteered to hand in hand and offer love activities with the Qinghai Tibetan and Guizhou Shui children. On a table, students’ books for Tibetan and Shui children were presented this year on Children’s Day this year, and the letters and pictures they wrote were read. The general secretary walked past and watched carefully. His greetings and blessings. A student enthusiasm invited the general secretary to visit their “love charity corner”. Xi Jinping selected 3 small stationery, put 10 yuan into the donation box, and signed the message.
In Moyentang, the students of the calligraphy society are writing ancient aphorisms: People are kind, faithfully serve the country, the grandfather is right, and honesty is the basis… Xi Jinping stopped to watch and praised them for their good writing. He said that calligraphy is a treasure of Chinese culture and contains a lot of sacred things that must be passed on and carried forward.
The book in the library is loud. Xi Jinping walked in and listened to the students’ guidance under the guidance of the teacher and accompanied by Guzheng’s music readings. They affirmed their passion and momentum and hoped that they would draw more nutrition from the classic works.
At 10:30 Xu, Xi Jinping came to the school north teaching building, presided over a forum. The student representatives and teachers, parents, young pioneers counselors, and representatives of off-campus counselors made speeches respectively. They discussed and thought about issues such as being a good young pioneer, strengthening moral education, and improving home-school interaction. Xi Jinping listened to the questions and asked questions from time to time to learn more about the students’ ideals and aspirations, the work of the young Pioneers counselor, the setting of the moral education director, the working mechanism of the school counselors, the relationship between the parents and the school, and discussed in depth with everyone.
After hearing the speech, Xi Jinping made an important speech. He pointed out that the advancement of the civilization of a nation and the growth and development of a country require the joint efforts of generations and generations. In order to continue to advance, the Chinese nation must inherit and carry forward our national spirit and outstanding national culture in accordance with the conditions of the times, especially the traditional virtues contained therein. The socialist core values we promoted reflect the ancient sage’s philosophers’ ideas. They embody the ideals of benevolent men and women. They embody the ideals of the revolutionary martyrs, and they also cherish the people’s longing for a better life. They must be nurtured and propagated among the people of the country. Special attention must be paid to children and young children.
Xi Jinping stressed that juveniles and children develop and practice socialist core values, and they must adapt to their own age and characteristics. They must remember the requirements, have an example, start small, and receive help. We must memorize the basic contents of the core values of socialism, melt them in the soul, engrave them in our minds, and continue to deepen our understanding based on the practice of learning and living. We must learn heroes, advanced figures, and good things, and develop good ideological and moral pursuits in our studies. We must start from ourselves, start from our side, and start from small things, build up one by one, and cultivate good ideas and good moral character. We must listen to opinions, receive criticism, grow up healthily in the atmosphere of correcting mistakes and making better progress, and strive to be the best in our own best.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the core values of socialism should be nurtured among children and young children. The families, schools, Young Pioneers team, and the whole society have responsibilities. Parents should always set an example for their children and guide them through correct actions, correct thoughts and correct methods. We must observe the children’s ideological and behavioral changes, and be good at teaching children to appreciate truth, goodness, and beauty, and to stay away from false ugliness. Schools should put moral education in a more important position, comprehensively strengthen school spirit and teacher ethics, and follow the characteristics of children and young people to follow good tendencies and spring rains. We strive to teach each class not only to spread knowledge but also to teach virtues. Every activity is not only healthy but also physical temperament. The Young Pioneers must persist in organizing education, independent education, and practical activities to unite, teach, and lead the vast numbers of children and youth. The whole society must understand children and children, respect children and children, care for children and youth, serve children and children, and provide a good social environment for children and adolescents. The words and deeds that damage the rights and interests of children and young children and the physical and mental health of children and young children must be firmly prevented and cracked down by law. (For the full text, see the second edition)
The general secretary’s incitement and ardent aspirations have deeply touched people in the venue. Many warm applause rang in the venue.
When leaving school, the children enthusiastically hugged the general secretary. Xi Jinping said goodbye to them and took a group photo with him. He shook hands with the students who were present. The children reluctantly replied with happiness on their faces.
Wang Huning, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, Li Zhanshu, Guo Jinlong, and the Comrade Youth League Central Committee, the All-China Women’s Federation, the Ministry of Education, and Beijing Municipality’s responsible comrades accompanied the participants.
The People’s Daily (May 31, 2014, 01 edition)