On the morning of November 3, 2018, the 60th anniversary of the founding of Hunan University of Arts and Science was held in the Art Center. HUAS officials at all levels, guests at home and abroad, and alumni gathered together to celebrate the 60th birthday of Hunan University of Arts and Science.
Gu Zhengqi, Secretary of HUAS Party Committee, hosted the meeting. HUAS President Long Xianzhong delivered a speech. Member of the Party Committee of the Hunan Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee Li Youzhi, former deputy director of the Hunan Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee Tang Zhixiang, Secretary of the Changde Municipal Party Committee Zhou Derui and Cao Lijun, Mayor of Changde City, Cao Lijun, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhuo Xinping, director of the World Religious Research Institute, political commissar of the People's Liberation Army Aerospace Engineering University, Major General Zhang Changsheng, State Department of the State Council , former director of the Policy and Regulation Department of the Ministry of Education, Sun Yibing, executive director of the China Education Development Strategy Association, member of the Hunan Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee, former party secretary of Hunan University, Liu Keli, member of the Hunan Provincial Department of Education, and deputy secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Wang Jianhua, Li Min, secretary of the Party Committee of Hunan Normal University, attended the commemorative meeting. Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University of China and other more than 70 colleges and universities sent congratulatory messages to express their blessings to HUAS.
Representatives of Changde City government officials, representatives of Hunan provincial government, representatives of other universities in and outside Hunan province, representatives from various counties, representatives of school-enterprise cooperation project, representatives of media, representatives of alumni, retired staff, representatives of teachers and students, and more than 3,000 alumni from all over the world gathered together on the beautiful campus of HUAS. The commemorative meeting was broadcasted globally and nearly 200,000 people watched the event online.
The commemorative meeting started at the sound of national anthem.
Mr. Gu Zhengqi pointed out that the 60 years of development of HUAS was the result of hard work from all the teachers and students. HUAS had been constantly supported and loved by the party and government. The achievement was the result of endless effort made by both old and new staff from HUAS. He emphasized that the 60th anniversary should be a great opportunity to implement what President Xi Jinping said about the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. No one should forget the mission for all the HUAS staff, which was to transform HUAS into a first-class and comprehensive university with a national reputation.
In his speech, Mr. Long Xianzhong deeply reviewed the 60 years history of Hunan University of Arts and Sciences. He stressed that in recent years, HUAS had a clearer understanding of building a first-class university in China. The 60th anniversary would be a significant chance to adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, comprehensively implement the party's educational policy, and stick firmly to socialism. HUAS should focus on the fundamental principles which was to deepen the reform, follow the trends and learn the knowledge so as to make HUAS a brand for first-class education. Moreover, HUAS should attract more talented teachers so as to improve the qualities of the lectures and research. In addition, HUAS should concentrate on improving innovation on campus and pay attention to cultivating the campus culture, setting up a new model of cultivating talents in order to promote the development of the school comprehensively.
Alumni representative Zhang Changsheng, who is a general from People's Liberation Army Aerospace Engineering University, expressed his gratitude to the alma mater.
Sun Yibing, Director of the State Administration of the State Council, Director of the Policy and Regulation Department of the Ministry of Education, Executive Director of the China Education Development Strategy Association, extended warm congratulations to all the faculty and students of Hunan University of Arts and Science.
Alumni representative Wang Jinahua, who serves as the member of Party Committee of Hunan Provincial Education Department, Deputy Secretary of Education Committee of Provincial Party Committee, expressed his warm congratulations to his alma mater.
Hunancollege official representative Li Min , who is Party Secretary of Hunan Normal University, introduced the profound friendship between the two schools.
After the commemorative meeting, everyone enjoyed the HUAS 60th Anniversary Art Performance. At 11:30 am, the meeting closed in the song ofSinging for Our Motherland. Before the start of the meeting, HUAS promo videos and clips of the alumni sending their blessings to HUAS were played on the big screen.