Beihang held the ceremony for the 36th Teachers’ Day and the Beihang Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation Awards 2020 on September 9. With a theme of “Cultivate First-Class Talents and Make First-Class Contributions”, the ceremony had over 500 participants from various branches of the university, who gathered to celebrate the festival and commend winners of the awards as well as teachers with a 30-year career and teachers who just retired this year.
The ceremony began with a video made for the Teachers’ Day. It showed the efforts made by generations of Beihang teachers to pass on the spirit of serving the country in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics to students in their prime, introducing their contributions to COVID-19 prevention and control, educational poverty elimination, developments of China’s aerospace industry, and technological advances in the country.
President Xu Huibin delivered an opening speech and congratulated the teachers on their achievements and honors. He thanked them for their devotion, sense of responsibility and fighting spirit and made a commitment that the university would keep improving services for teachers and assist them in their personal development.
President Xu delivered a speech
The winners of the Beihang Excellence Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation received the awards from Cao Shumin, Secretary of the Party Committee, and President Xu Huibin
The winners of the Beihang Distinction Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation received the awards from Vice President Huang Haijun and Vice President Wang Yunpeng
Representatives of teachers with a 30-year career received certificates and Zhongyang papercuts from Vice President Tao Zhi and Vice President Liu Shuchun
Representatives of teachers retiring this year received plaques from He Xinzhou, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection, and Vice Secretary Cheng Bo, and they were also presented with flowers by representatives of new teachers
On behalf of the Party Committee and the leadership of Beihang University, Secretary Cao sent her best regards and wishes to all Beihang educators and fully recognized their efforts. Based on the national strategies regarding education and scientific and technological innovations, she pointed out that Beihang should cultivate first-class talents, build a first-class team of teachers, make first-class contributions and accelerate Beihang’s development into a Double First-Class university to fulfill the essential task of moral achievement and talent cultivation. Beihangers should forge ahead together and facilitate the realization of the Two Centenary Goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
Secretary Cao gave a summary speech
Teachers at the ceremony also watched a video recording the best wishes from the poverty alleviation team of teachers and students at Zhongyang County, Lyuliang City, Shanxi Province. In December 2015, the first poverty alleviation cadres from Beihang came to Zhongyang with the promise to work together with the local government to lift Zhongyang people out of poverty. For over four years, Beihangers carefully organized a series of targeted poverty alleviation activities, creating new hopes of a happy life for the local people.
Beihang’s poverty alleviation team of teachers and students sent their best wishes from Zhongyang
The Beihang Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation Awards are the highest honor of talent cultivation at Beihang University, including Beihang Accomplishment Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation, Beihang Excellence Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation and Beihang Distinction Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation. The previous winners of Beihang Accomplishment Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation are Academician Gao Zhentong and Prof. Wen Chuanyuan. During the selection of winners of the awards this year, the average participation rate of teachers and students reached a record high of 94%.
Reported by Wang Qing
Photographed by Di Bailu and Liu Hongsen
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu