On the morning of June 6, a grand national flag raising ceremony was solemnly held in Chongqing Technology and Business University to celebrate her 70th anniversary. All the leaders, members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee of CTBU, representatives of senior staff, teaching staff, retired teacher and faculties, students and alumni gathered at Hanhong Square to view the sacred moment under the national flag. The ceremony was presided over by SONG Yu, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the University.
At seven past seven, with the national flag guards marching to the platform in goose steps, there begun the ceremony. In the majestic rhythm, the Five-Starred Red Flag rose solemnly with all the faculties and students saluting and chorusing the national anthem to express their love for our great motherland and blessings to our university.
Then, seven representatives of teachers and students addressed the meeting with their original poem titled with “All I Want to Say”, in which, they recollected the seven-decade journey with determined strides, heedless of difficulties, and the brilliant achievements; and envisioned the new chapter of high-quality development in the new era.
"CTBU, my dream and honor!" The voice echoed at Hanhong Square.
SUN Fangcheng, President and Deputy Secretary of The CPC Committee announced the Decision on The Establishment of the "Honor & Salute" List for the 70th Anniversary of Chongqing Technology and Business University. He noted that, to demonstrate the achievements, gather more resources, and promote the spirit of “Remaining Broad-minded, Seeking Self-improvement, and Energizing the Nation’s Economy for the Greater Good” of our university, we established the List to pay tribute to the forerunners who had blazed the trails, sacrificed themselves to the establishment of the university, to the faculties who have been holding posts with tenacity, taking responsibilities to go through thick and thin, devoting themselves to the development of the university, and to our alumni who blossomed with the Neo-Confucian merchant spirit. The List consisted of “50-Year Dedicators” “Dutiful Cultivators” and “Outstanding Alumni”. The President also expressed his hope that through establishing the List, all students, staff, alumni, and even wider community could be inspired and gather strength to build CTBU a renowned university integrating commerce and technology, multi-disciplinary with applied research.
QIN Yao, a representative of alumni, a Bearer of Red Flag March 8, The Model of Chongqing's Top Ten "Bearer of Red Flag March 8", Deputy Director-General of Bureau of Statistics Chongqing Municipality and our enrolled student in 1986 majoring in statistics, delivered a speech at the ceremony. She extended the sincerest birthday wishes to her alma mater by using three key words, i.e., cherish, choice and gratitude. She reminisced her life and study here, and said: I asked not for anything in return in my position but just worked hard, yet I achieved fruitfully. I would like to dedicate every single achievement to my alma mater and teachers who nurtured and educated me here, which have been constantly giving me determined confidence.” She also encouraged the coming students to hold their original aspirations, be creative, strive together for the future.
LI Zhixiong, Secretary of the CPC Committee of CTBU later delivered a speech. He extended greetings and best wishes to the teachers and students, retired faculties, alumni and people from all walks of life on behalf of the Party and the administration, and thanked those who have long concerned with the development of our university. He pointed out that, at the moment that Chongqing had just successfully concluded the Sixth Party Congress, and the 20th National Congress of CPC would be held this year, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of CTBU this day with the national flag raising ceremony, which, was a momentous occasion for the school. In the past seven decades, we blazed trails on which we opened up an inspiring and glorious cause; we educated hundreds of thousands of students by our ethos thus making gratifying achievements; and we forged a cultural atmosphere in which we braved difficulties together. We have sailed for seventy seasons, and we are sailing for the new era. Looking ahead, we will hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, thoroughly study and pragmatically apply XI Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era, understand the "decisive significance" of establishing Comrade XI Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and defining the guiding role of XI Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. We will unswervingly follow the direction of educating talents for the Party and the state, look at the big picture, fulfill the fundamental task of fostering virtues, energetically promote the spirit of “Remaining Broad-minded, Seeking Self-improvement, and Energizing the Nation’s Economy for the Greater Good”. Taking history as a mirror for the future, we will spare no effort to achieve our goal in the 14th Five-Year Plan period, and greet the opening of the 20th National Congress of CPC with concrete efforts for achievements.