Recently, Yu Hanming, an undergraduate student from the Flying College of Beihang University, becomes one of the ten students who are named the “Stars of Self-improvement of Chinese College Students” this year. He is also the only student in Beijing who won the award.
When the country was confronted with the threat of COVID-19 this year, Yu Hanming, who lived in the epicenter Wuhan, voluntarily enrolled himself in a community service program to fight against the epidemic outbreak. “How meaningful it is to serve others as it can not only enrich myself but also support people in need of help,” said Yu in his application paper. However, he and his family actually had an intense debate on whether he should take the risk of being a volunteer considering the serious epidemic situation. After a fierce mental struggle, he firmly devoted himself in this war against COVID-19, becoming the first volunteer in his neighborhood. He spared no effort to fulfill his responsibility, whether it is to stand guard, run errands or make home delivery. In the eyes of his neighborhood, he has become a reliable helper. His story was covered by TV programs such as CCTV News Simulcast and Morning News, as well as newspaper media such as Changjiang Daily and Hubei Daily.
Yu Hanming has always prided himself on making contributions to the country. Long before his volunteer job, he once participated in the military parade in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China as a member of civilian groups.
As for his college life, he is a top-rank student with various hobbies like playing basketball, doing fitness, shooting short-video and participating in volunteer programs. The responsibilities shouldered by Yu are just what should be taken by the contemporary Chinese youth.
For Yu Hanming, the awarding of “Star of Self-improvement of Chinese College Students” is just a start, he is believed to keep on fighting and attain self-realization by pursuing his flying dream.
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Translated by Xiong Ting