Nearly 600 Students Attended “Coming-of-age Ceremony” Activity at Guiyang Confucius Academy

2021-05-12

  On May 11, 2021 “Coming-of-age Ceremony” of Guiyang Confucius Academy was held. Nearly 600 students from Guiyang Tsinghua High School, practiced traditional etiquette and set ambitious goals at Etiquette Square.

  The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Its spirit of working hard and staying true to its original aspiration is worth learning and shall be inherited by every young people. It is learnt that the 2021 (Year of Xinchou) “Coming-of-age Ceremony” aims to guide teenagers not only to study and inherit CPC’s spirit of striving ahead and never forgetting its founding mission, but also to establish correct views on life and value.

  During the ceremony, the choir of Guiyang Tsinghua High School performed songs of I Love You China and Juvenile, marking the opening of 2021 “Coming-of-age Ceremony” of Confucius Academy. The participating students in the prime of their life completed the passage to adulthood and moved towards a new stage of life after accepting teachings of the elderly, being presented with the stamp of adulthood, singing the Song of Conducts, making a salute to give thanks, and being presented with the certificate of adulthood.

  “Becoming an adult means undertaking responsibilities and due obligations.” Zhao Yufei, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC of Guizhou Province, Party Secretary and Director of Subcommittee of Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports, and Executive Member of the Council of Guiyang Confucius Academy, said that even though the “Coming-of-age Ceremony” is short, personal growth is a life-long journey. He expressed the hope that the young people would remain true to their dreams and convictions and stay responsible and fearless in the new era.

  “Today’s ‘Coming-of-age Ceremony’ made me aware of my responsibilities.” Zhu Xinglei, a participating student, told the reporter that he wanted to immerse himself in the charm of fine traditional Chinese culture and truly take on his responsibilities as an adult through this special way.

  “Today’s coming-of-age ceremony is just a beginning. I hope that it will lead young people to fully understand and shoulder their due responsibilities to the nation, to the family and to the society, and achieve personal growth.” said Cheng Zili, a parent in the ceremony.

  The “Coming-of-age Ceremony” of Confucius Academy, one of the “Four Ceremonies of Confucius Academy” (including Coming-of-age Ceremony, First Writing Ceremony, Traditional Wedding Ceremony and Respecting the Elderly Ceremony) has been held for nine years since its inception in 2013. It aims to learn cultural elements of ancient ceremonies, inherit Chinese etiquette and culture, and inspire and enlighten teenagers to be diligent, visionary, dutiful and benevolent.