On the morning of September 26, First Lecture 2020, a signature event of Beihang University designed for all newcomers, was given by Cao Shumin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University. Over 10,000 new undergraduate and graduate students listened to the lecture in more than 50 venues at both Xueyuan Road Campus and Shahe Campus. The event was moderated by Cheng Bo, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University.
Secretary Cao first expressed her sincere congratulations to all fresh students on being admitted to Beihang, and reviewed the rich activities and events held during the orientation week.
Starting with the great achievements China has made in the fight against COVID-19, Secretary Cao illustrated the contributions and efforts made by Beihangers in such aspects as online courses, coronavirus-related scientific research, donations, voluntary service in communities, and work during the graduation season of this special year.
Under the theme of “The Mission of Beihangers in the New Era”, Secretary Cao covered three key aspects, including Inheriting the Beihang Spirit of Serving the Country in the Fields of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Practicing the Fundamental Tasks on Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation, and Composing a Song of Youth in the New Era.
On reviewing the glorious history of Beihang, she gave students an insight into the past 68-year development of the university, encouraging the new faces to devote themselves to the nation by fulfilling their missions. “I hope all of you will take on the important tasks of national rejuvenation and strive for a new chapter of youth in the new era,” said Secretary Cao.
The two-hour lecture came to a successful close with warm applause.
With Beihang Gymnasium of Xueyuan Road Campus being the main venue, over 50 branch venues at the two campuses were set up for the event. Meanwhile, the lecture was also streamed for students from various schools.
Reported by Wang Qing
Photographed by Di Bailu, Liu Yaoze, Tian Wenhao, Wang Zhen and Zhang Keli
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping and Lyu Xingyun
Translated by Lyu Xingyun