On June 17th, the donation ceremony for Tongxin Guangcai Education Program, jointly organized by the United Front Work Department of CPC Shandong Province, Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program as well as Oceanwide Foundation, took place in Jinan, Shandong Province. Lu Zhiqiang, member of the standing committee of CPPCC, vice president of China Non-governmental Chamber of Commerce, Party Committee Secretary of China Oceanwide Holdings Co. Ltd attended the ceremony and made addresses.
Before the ceremony, Chairman Lu Zhiqiang was met by Jiang Yikang, secretary of Shandong Provincial Party Committee, who spoke highly of all charity contributions made by Chairman Lu Zhiqiang and Oceanwide Group led by him over the past 30 years, praising it is a great philanthropic act to give financial support to poor college students in Shandong.
Those attended the ceremony also includes Wang Naijing, vice president of Shandong Provincial Committee of CPPCC, president of Shandong Association of Industry and Commerce, and honorary director of Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program, Li Shouxin, party committee secretary of Shandong University, Sun Chuanhong, vice director of Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program, Sun Rusheng, vice director of the United Front Work Department of CPC Shandong Province, party committee secretary of Shandong Association of Industry and Commerce, party working committee secretary of Shandong Non-Public Economy Organization, vice director of Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program, Wang Xiaowei, counsel of the United Front Work Department of CPC Shandong Province, vice director of Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program, Guo Jianlei, deputy director of Shandong Education Department, party committee secretary of Shandong Radio and Television University, Lu Zhizhuang, president of the board of supervisors of China Oceanwide Group Co. Ltd, and Xu Jianbing, director, vice president of China Oceanwide Group Co. Ltd, etc.
Chairman Lu said in his address, “with ‘From the society, for the society’ as our corporate value, China Oceanwide strictly adhere to its commitment to undertake social responsibilities, endeavoring to realize integration of social interests, corporate interests and individual interests. As for Oceanwide Foundation, it is of significance to support china’s education and aid poor college students.
Chairman Lu mentioned the far-reaching significance of this program, “We hope the donation will provide both physical and spiritual assistance to the students. Financial support is limited, while spiritual power is limitless. Moreover, we wish this charity program will pool benevolence and kindness from the whole society and pass these traditional virtues to the next generation.”
Chairman Lu also encouraged the recipient representatives of the program, “China’s education, with the attention paid by the country, support provided by party committee and government at all levels, care taken by all sectors of the society, as well as the efforts made by countless educators, will definitely come into full blossom. I believe, in an era of innovation, reform and opportunities, young students as you will seize the day to learn more knowledge and skills and promote your ability and competency so as to live a more brilliant life.
You are the future of the country, the nation and the society. You will try to write down an even greater chapter in your life with ceaseless efforts and pay it back to the country, the society and your parents.
Tongxin Guangcai Education Program has provided a subsidy totaling more than 5 million Yuan to 1000 college students with financial difficulties. In return, many of them repay this kindness to the society by taking part in voluntary activities such as doing voluntary teaching and farming work in remote areas, which generate positive social influences.
In order to carry forward the spirit of Guangcai Program, promote talent cultivation for better implementation of the strategy “ strengthening the province by talents”, the United Front Work Department of CPC Shandong Province, Shandong Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program and Oceanwide Foundation together decided to further extend Tongxin Guangcai Education Program to more institutions of higher learning in Shandong Province from this year so that more students can benefit from this.
As a result, the number of institutions covered by this program increased from 10 to 32, students from 500 to 1600 and the annual donation fund rise to 8 million Yuan.