(Text by Reporter Xing Beilin/Photograph by Reporter Yu Ruwen) On October 31, the First Jing’an District Moral Model Awarding Ceremony - “The Power of Model” - was held in Daning Theater. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Ethics Promotion Office Jiang Ming and leaders of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, Jing’an District People’s Congress, Jing’an District Government and CPPCC Jing’an District Committee An Lusheng, Lu Xiaodong, Gu Yunhao, Shen Daming, Zhao Ruqing, Qian Jing, Ye Jianhua and Chen Jingwei had a cordial meeting with the 1st Jing’an District moral models and nominees.
An Lusheng, Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, extended congratulations to 21 winners and nominees of the 1st Jing’an District moral models on behalf of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, Jing’an District People’s Congress, Jing’an District Government and CPPCC Jing’an District Committee and Ethics Promotion Office of Jing’an District, recognizing their roles in building a warm Jing’an District, demonstrating civilization and carrying forward positive energy. An Lusheng noted that in the process of the 5th Review of Jing’an District as a National Civilized District, Jing’an District put forth the building concept of “the beauty of Jing’an born of everyone’s efforts”. “The beauty of Jing’an” lies more in the “beautiful people” than only in “beautiful urban area” and “beautiful scenery”. As the “navigator” of Jing’an District citizen moral building, the 1st Jing’an District moral models and nominees are expected to play a positive role in fashioning noble morality and promoting social ethical advancement and lead more people to give play to and publicize positive energy of morality, thus making worshiping morality and emulating man of virtue the consensus of Jing’an District people, and the ethical practice of etiquette in everyday action the custom prevailing urban area of Jing’an.
Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Ethics Promotion Office Jiang Ming and district leaders Gu Yunhao, Shen Daming, Zhao Ruqing, Qian Jing, Ye Jianhua and Chen Jingwei, attending the awarding ceremony presented awards to 10 winners of the 1st Jing’an District moral models, such as Zhang Dayao, Wang Youchun and Cheng Zongyin, and 11 nominees respectively.
“To solve disputes among the people perfectly with patience; to demonstrate the subtle yet profound power of a warm and caring heart”, “Undertake responsibilities with courage and safeguard justice to fill the universe with integrity”, “Adhere to the morality as a doctor, live up to entrustment of life, and preserve the noble spirit of a doctor earnestly”, “To implement the life motto of ‘taking Lei Feng as the model and enriching the whole life with good deeds’ in down-to-earth actions”, “In 50-year devotion to education, the supreme pleasure of life is to make a talent valuable for the society of every student”…… 10 awarding statements told stories of 10 moral models reflecting the warmth of Jing’an District. Some of these moral models embody the merit of being generous in giving help and ready to devote; some act bravely for a just cause and contribute selflessly; some are upright and adhere to what is righteous; some are committed to their career and seek perfection in everyday work; some value greatly their families and try to express their filial piety. Their deeds of merit, warming everyone’s heart just like the warm breezes of spring, serve as the best demonstration of implementing socialist core values. The story videos played at the site accompanied by model’s narration brought all audiences into their world to know about their stories, learn their spirits and feel their power.
The Reporter learnt that in recent years, Jing’an District has, during initiatives to improve public etiquettes and ethical standards, attached great importance to citizen’s ideological and moral construction and active participation in various moral model selection activity, and carried out continuously publicizing and educational activities “man of virtue around us” to set models for the people and truly give play to the exemplary and pioneering role of models. Since its launch on July 25 this year, the first moral model selection activity has received 84 copies of materials for moral model candidates from 29 organs, sub-districts and towns and enterprises. After first review, experts’ review and online voting, 10 winners of the 1st Jing’an District moral models and 11 nominees in five categories, namely taking pleasure in giving help, acting bravely for a just cause, embodying integrity, being committed to work, valuing families and the quality of filial piety, came out in the selection activity.
According to Ethics Promotion Office of Jing’an District, the selection and awarding of the first Jing’an District Moral Model is the real practice of implementing the spirits conveyed in the 19th National Congress of the CPC, which will facilitate new achievements in new era with the power of models and guide and meet people’s dream for a better life, especially their longing for and pursuit of noble morality. Moral models selected this time are all grass-roots “heroes from the people” with popularity, influence and charisma in a wide scale, from whom the people can learn in a concrete manner. Taking moral models as examples in advancing social ethical construction will generate greater ethical support for the development of Jing’an District in the new era and enable the people to feel the power of models.