The champion singing team singing the song “My Motherland” in the contest, photograph by Reporter Xiao Mingliang
(Reporter Li Ying) On June 30, Party Working Committee of District Organs held grandly a singing contest of Jing’an District organs to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and welcome the upcoming convening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China themed “International New Jing’an Sings for the Party”. Over 1,000 Party members from district organs gathered in Daning Theater to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China with their confident and sonorous singing and welcome the upcoming 19th National CPC Congress with high spirits. District leaders Gu Yunhao, Gu Chunyuan, Shen Daming, Song Zhen, Bao Yingjing, Wang Gang and members of the Party Working Committee attended the singing contest.
Before the singing contest started, Gu Yunhao, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, required Party organizations of district organs at all levels should aggressively give full play to the role of battle fortresses and Party members as pioneers and models, focusing on the mission of building “the new benchmark of central urban area & new development highlight in Shanghai” and following the overall thinking of “one main line, one major strategy and one general goal” in work, endeavor to be qualified Party members and to build standardized Party branches of CPC, actively dedicate to the study and education of “Two Studies, One Action” with loyalty and responsibility and implement the decision and plan of “two elevations” of CPC Jing’an District Committee with practical actions, playing fully the demonstrative and exemplary role.
The singing contest specially invited singer Ren Guizhen, composer Lu Zaiyi and professor of conducting department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music Cao Tongyi to serve as the jury. Unveiled by the dancing program “Water Lily in South Lake of Jiaxing”, 24 singing teams formed by 38 units of district organs performed representative songs in different periods of the Party in 96 years with affection, sonorous or mellow voice or passion in 3-hour contest, receiving rounds of applause of the whole audience. Also, famous actors Liu Shaojun, Tian Hui, Wang Nannan, Shao Xiaoxi from Shanghai Jingju Theater Company and Peking Opera fan of district organs Chu Ci performed the classic operas including “The Legend of the Red Lantern”, presenting another wonderful performance to the audience. For contest results, singing team formed by Publicity Department of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, Jing'an District Bureau of Culture and Site Memorial of the Second National Congress of CPC won the first prize of the singing contest; singing teams of Sub-bureau of Jing’an District of Shanghai Municipal Tax Bureau, Jing’an District People’s Procuratorate and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Jing’an District won the second prize; and singing teams of the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau of Jing’an District, Housing Administration of Jing’an District, Environmental Protection Bureau of Jing’an District, joint singing team formed by District Commission of Commerce, Investment Invitation Office of Jing’an District, Tourism Bureau of Jing’an District, the Women's Federation of Jing’an District, joint singing team formed by Science and Technology Commission of Jing’an District and Science and Technology Association of Jing’an District and joint singing team formed by Office of Jing’an District Committee of CPPCC, Bureau of Retired Veteran Cadres of Jing’an District, Development and Reform Commission of Jing’an District and Jing’an District Committee of the Communist Youth League won the third prize. In addition, another 13 teams, including singing teams of Jing’an District Commission for Discipline Inspection and Jing’an District Federation of Trade Unions, won the style award and honorable mention.
(Source: Jing’an Newspaper)