Letter of Thanks
We are writing this letter to thank you sincerely for your concern and support for your alma mater, Xiangtan University. On September 10th this year, the celebration was held in our university in commemoration of the day when Chairman Mao himself wrote the name of the school and enjoined the authorities to work hard to make a success of it as well as the 50th anniversary of the establishment of our university. In that moment of jubilation, you enjoyed the grand ceremony with the teachers, students and the staff members of our university, our alumni home and abroad and personalities from all circles of life, either by coming to attend the celebration despite your busy schedule, sending congratulatory letters or making donations. What you have done makes significant contributions to the success of our celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of our university.
Held in commemoration of the day when Chairman Mao himself wrote the name of the school and enjoined the authorities to work hard to make a success of it, the 50th anniversary celebration is an affectionate retrospection of the development history of XTU over the past 50 years - it is not only an overall review of the generations of hard work, but also an extensive exhibition of the profound cultural connotations of our university as well as our achievements in school running and talent cultivation. With the deep and sincere affection for Xiangtan University, you took time out of your busy schedule to bless Xiangtan University in various ways before and during the celebration, which fully demonstrates that XTU alumni love their alma mater as dearly as their own homes and the love grows stronger and more intense with the passage of time.
Bearing the everlasting pride and concern of our university, XTU alumni are an indispensable force for the development of our university. On the other hand, Xiangtan University serves as the homeland of our alumni’s affection and spirit, and also functions as a platform for them to realize their life value. The concern and support from our alumni are a massive force accelerating the pace to build our university into a high-level one. Therefore, let’s work hand in hand, endeavoring to make Xiangtan University more beautiful and to make our common undertaking more prosperous. Let’s build XTU well and thus live up to what Chairman Mao expected of us, and make greater contribution to developing socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Best wishes for health and abundant happiness in the future.
Peng Guopu, Secretary of the CPC Committee of XTU
Luo He’an, President of XTU
September 26, 2008