On June 20th, colorful flags fluttered on the school track-and-field ground and the music was sonorous. The historical “roller” and the revolutionary “windmill” showcase the firm belief of the Chinese Communists during the revolutionary period. The opening and closing of “V” writes the lofty ambitions of the socialist builders cleaving the sky like eagles, and the scene of a hundred flowers blooming presents the grand vision of a strong nation in sports, the Chinese characters of “China” and “NENU”, and the form of the Party emblem and the five-star red flag express the sense of responsibility and mission of NENU’s teachers and students to serve the country with highly qualified teachers, and stick to the original aspiration and to express sincere and pure heart to tribute the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party. In the wonderful performance of the large-scale group gymnastics “Tribute to A Hundred Years” dedicated by all the students of the School of Physical Education, the 56th track meet of NENU kicked off.
Present at the opening ceremony are leaders of the university Yang Xiaohui, Wang Yan, Ma Xiaoyan, Han Dongyu, Guo Jianhua, Lan Hengbin, Chang Qing, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee, Secretary of the Organization Department of the Party Committee Bai Weichun, Assistant to the President Xue Lifeng, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee, Director of the Publicity Department of the Party Committee Yan Weigang, and NENU’s veteran leader Sheng Lianxi, Shi Ningzhong, Yang Zhong, Zhang Shaojie, Gao Mingquan, representatives of part of the outstanding alumni, as well as heads of various schools (departments), departments, direct and affiliated units, and people in charge of the Democratic Parties. The opening ceremony was presided over by Xing Yu, director of the school office.
Party Secretary Yang Xiaohui delivered a speech at the opening ceremony on behalf of NENU. He said that this sports meeting is a sporting mega-event held again a year later after NENU had achieved remarkable results in the fight against the pneumonia epidemic and the teaching work order has been fully restored. The school physical education is a basic project to realize the fundamental task of strengthening moral education and cultivating people and the fundamental project of improving the comprehensive quality of students. It is an effective carrier of the concept of “creative education”, and is also a basic work for building a world-class normal university, cultivating outstanding teachers and future educators. It is of great significance for cultivating students’ will and quality of striving to make progress and hard work, and realizing educating students’ wisdom and aspiration with sport. In recent years, NENU’s athletes have won gold and silver medals in large-scale competitions, and have bravely achieved good results. They not only showcase the spirit of striving, enterprising and uplifting, but also a proof that NENU insists on advocating “both physical and mental training, physical and moral education” in the long-term school-running practice, and continuously strengthens physical education, practice and scientific research. He hopes that everyone will adhere to the principles of fairness, impartiality and open competition, promote a higher, faster and stronger sportsmanship, hone will and quality of energetic and promising and unremitting self-improving, and show the spirit of people in NENU who are brave to challenge and fight hard. With vigorous vitality and strong body, NENU gathers the powerful force of building a world-class normal university, and presents the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China with more outstanding development achievements.
With the lighting of the torch by Professor Gao Hang, the “National Teaching and Educating Model” in 2020, and the representatives of 99 Party members from various schools, this sports meeting officially began. A total of 20 teams participated in the competition. After intense competitions, finally, the School of Psychology, School of Economics and Management, Faculty of Education, School of Information Science and Technology, School of History and Culture, School of Arts, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Political Science and Law, respectively won the top eight in the total scores of the group; Faculty of Education, School of Psychology, School of Political Science and Law, School of Economics and Management, School of Arts, School of History and Culture, School of Foreign Languages, School of Music, School of Fine Arts, Department of Marxism, School of Mathematics and Statistics, and School of Information Science and Technology, School of Physics, School of Chemistry, School of Life Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Environment, School of Physical Education, School of Media Sciences (School of Journalism), International School of Chinese Studies, Newark School of Rutgers University won the “High Morality Prize” ; School of Psychology, School of Economics and Management, School of Liberal Arts, School of History and Culture, School of Foreign Languages, School of Music, School of Marxism, School of Information Science and Technology, School of Chemistry, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Physical Education, School of Media Science (School of Journalism) won the “Artistic Performance Award”.
Because of the rain, the competition schedule was shortened, but the drizzle of rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of teachers and students. Athletes carry forward the Olympic spirit of higher, faster and stronger, and fight bravely on the runway under the splash; accompanied by the spectators in the rain with whose passionate cheers and shouts show the most powerful support; the referees are intertwined with rain and sweat, and perform their duties with due diligence, and dedicated to maintaining the fairness and order of the game.
(From News Center, translated by Wei Jia, revised by Liu Lixin)