“Commendation: the Spirit of the Chinese Scientists”, a special event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CAST is held at the China Hall of Science and Technology in Beijing on Dec. 29, 2018.
The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the People’s Daily jointly held a special event named “Commendation: the Spirit of the Chinese Scientists” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CAST at the China Hall of Science and Technology in Beijing on Dec. 29, 2018.
Also as a way to commemorate the upcoming 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China in 2019, the event was focused on guiding China’s science and technology workers to study and implement the guiding principles of President Xi Jinping's important speech at the grand gathering celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up and spreading the scientific spirit.
The event was attended by over 450 people including Wan Gang, president of CAST and vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Han Qide, honorary president of CAST, Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of CAST, Ye Zhenzhen, president of People's Daily Online, as well as representatives of appropriate organs of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, universities, scientific research institutes, CAST departments and affiliates and media organizations.
A chronicle narration in refreshing forms of on-spot interviewing, storytelling, drama performances, and letter reading demonstrated the outstanding contributions the Chinese scientists had made generation by generation to the independence and prosperity of the nation and the well-being and happiness of the people. The narration proceeded with several chapters corresponding to the progressing of China’s history from “Serving the nation with science” through “The spring of science”, “Rejuvenating our nation with science and education”, to “Marching on the way to a world power in science and technology”.
Consisting of four distinct themes: patriotism and innovation, pursuit of truth and dedication, collaboration and cultivation, and inheritance and development, the event was expected to help people cherish the memory of outstanding scientists, spread their scientific spirit and encourage present-day science and technology workers to carry on the spirit and forge ahead.
During the event, a book compiled by CAST and entitled Learning the Patriotic Striving Spirit was launched to the public jointly by the Organization Department and the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Education and CAST.
“It is for the purpose of better remembering CAST’s past six decades and promoting faster and better development of China’s mass science organizations in the new era through both inheritance and innovation that we gather you (science and technology workers) here today at the end of the year to study and implement the guiding principles of President Xi Jinping's important speech at the grand gathering celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, to review the great creations of science and technology as the primary productive force throughout China’s reform drive and to recall how the spirit of the Chinese scientists took shape in the patriotic innovative endeavors of Chinese science and technology workers in these four decades,” said Huai Jinpeng in his address at the event.
Hailing Chinese science and technology workers as the backbone of the times and the light of society, Huai urged them to shoulder heavy responsibilities, be brave in tough times, integrate personal fulfillment into the national aim of becoming a science and technology power.
“If science and technology workers tie their future closely to that of the motherland and the people, their cause will be everlasting and their lives evergreen,” said Wan Gang at the closing speech of the event.
The spirit of the Chinese scientists, which has been passed down from one generation to another is a constituent part of Chinese culture and is displaying greater vitality in the new era, and will, like a banner, stimulate science and technology workers to press forward and build the Chinese Dream of great national renewal, concluded Wan.
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