The Moral Power Award Ceremony 2017 Is Held in Mianyang

To keep the Chinese virtue thriving and carry forward the Mianyang Spirit, the Moral Power Award Ceremony 2017 was held by Mianyang Publicity Department and Mianyang Municipal Civilization Office of the municipal party committee. Liu Chao, deputy secretary of the municipal party committee and mayor, attended the ceremony and presented the award to ˇ°the Top Ten Moral Modelsˇ± award to the moral models in Mianyang.

A medical rescue team, consists of 24 medical professionals from Mianyang Central Hospital joined theˇ°8.8" Jiuzhaigou earthquake relief work right after the earthquake. They conducted over 500 rescue operations, and achieved zero preventable deaths for people who were injured in the earthquake. Xu Jinfa, a retired worker, has been serving in sharpening over 100,000 scissors for the residents in the community for 13 years and is considered as the "living Leifengˇ± in the community. Faced with the challenges from her husband's death and dramatic changes in her family, Yang Qunfang, an 52-year-old lady, followed the principle of integrity and worked hard to repay all the debts of her family. At the award ceremony, the awards of ˇ°Mianyang Top Ten Volunteersˇ±, ˇ°Mianyang Top 10 most beautiful peopleˇ± and ˇ°Top 10 Moral Modelsˇ± were presented to people in Mianyang. All their stories were presented on video or interviews. The extraordinary stories from these ordinary people deeply touched the audience's heart. Applause and cheers rang out from the audience with respect and appreciation for these people. Many audiences said that they will follow the examples of these volunteers and moral models and learn from them, achieving, working hard to achieve their value at work. They said they will keep the traditional Chinese virtues and pass down to the next generation to keep the virtues thriving.

The event has attracted huge public attention since it was launched in December last year. In the past few months, candidates for the awards of ˇ°Mianyang Top Ten Volunteersˇ±, ˇ°Mianyang Top 10 most beautiful peopleˇ± and ˇ°Top 10 Moral Modelsˇ± have been selected through a series of process from recommendation, media report, online voting, expert review, etc. Some of the volunteers and moral models are farmers working on the field; some are workers from the factories, and some work in the hospitals. They are all ordinary people who make contributions to our society by being devoted to work, helping others, following the principles of integrity and respecting the elderly. Their examples show the traditional Chinese virtues and the moral power, which reflect image of people in Mianyang.

Before the award ceremony, Liu Chao shook hands with the top ten volunteers, the top ten most beautiful people in Mianyang, and the top ten moral models. Liu encouraged them to cherish the honor and make persistent efforts to continue to put the socialist values into practice in their work and lives to promote truth, goodness, and beauty. He called on everyone to learn from these people to develop honorable morality in the whole society. He said that the environment where everyone pursues goodness and learns from the good example will lay a good foundation the transformation and innovation development in Mianyang.  

At the award ceremony, Zhang Xuemin, member of the standing committee of the municipal party committee and head of the Publicity Department, and Jiang Liying, deputy mayor, presented the awards to those who received the awards.

Dong Xiaobin, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, Li Jingping, vice chairman of the CPPCC at municipal level, and Tan Gang, secretary of the municipal government, attended the award ceremony.

Source: Li Zhihao, reporter from Mianyang Daily