Performers at the gala pose for a photograph. [Photo/CSCLF]
The China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) held a gala at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People on the evening of May 10.
Jing Dunquan, vice-president of CSCLF, Tang Wensheng, vice-chairwoman of the sixth council of CSCLF, Jin Nuo, vice-chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation and Party secretary of Renmin University of China, and a number of renowned artists attended the gala.
Jing Dunquan, vice-chairman of CSCLF, delivers a speech at the evening gala. [Photo/CSCLF]
Before the start of the show, CSCLF Vice-President Jing Dunquan delivered some opening remarks in which he stressed that education is extremely important to the development of teenagers from minority groups and for social stability.
CSCLF's Shengji Charitable Fund aims to help minority orphans and children from low-income families in Tibet, Qinghai, and Sichuan receive high-quality education in Beijing, Jing said.
"CSCLF hopes to join hands with all communities to support vulnerable groups and provide them with a bright future," he added.
A beneficiary of the charitable fund hugs an artist who performed at the gala. [Photo/CSCLF]
Chai Yunlong, tai chi world champion, performs kung fu on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]
An artist demonstrates sand painting on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]
The event received support from the China Literature and Art Foundation, the Beijing Shengji Art School, Benefit Investment Group, and DEKRA Group. Chai Yunlong, tai chi world champion, and Su Dabao, a well-known sand painter, performed with children from the Beijing Shengji Art School to thank philanthropists for offering long-term support for minority children.
People are awarded for helping Zang minority children. [Photo/CSCLF]
People receive awards for helping Zang minority children. [Photo/CSCLF]
At the end of the gala, more than 100 teenagers from the Beijing Shengji Art School, Soong Ching Ling Peace Angel Art Troupe, and the Middle School attached to China University of Geosciences, sang My Motherland in honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
A choir performs on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]
A band performs on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]
Performers in traditional Zang-style costumes dance on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]
Students from the Middle School attached to the China University of Geosciences pose for a photograph. [Photo/CSCLF]
(Source: Fund Department of CSCLF)