President Luo He’an’s New Year Speech (2009)
Dear Teachers, Students and Alumni,
On this occasion of the coming new year, please allow me, on behalf of the Party committee and the administration of Xiangtan University, to extend my new years greetings and good wishes to all hardworking faculty, to all assiduous and vigorous students, to all retired comrades who made positive contributions to the construction and development of our school, and to all alumni and people of all walks of life both at home and abroad who paid close attention to the growth of our school.
The year of 2008 is a memorable year for China. It is China’s Year of the World, the Olympic Year of China, and also the celebrity year and growth year of Xiangtan University.
The year of 2008 has witnessed the success of 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 celebrity of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of our university. In 2008, the expert team from Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education gave a high appraisal to the undergraduate teaching work level of our School; the party construction evaluation work of our School supported by education work committee under Hunan provincial committee party obtained a significant achievement, with a distinct characteristic; the construction of national teaching team, national characteristic specialties and national talent cultivation mode innovation and experiment area of our school obtained a good achievement; the national science fund and social proposal fund of our School hit the new historic record; and the national high-qualified talents were constantly emerging. At the same time, there has been a substantial and rapid development for departments and aspects of our School, which all were dependent on the hard work and wisdom of all XTU people. Now, taking this opportunity, I’d like, on behalf of the Party committee and the administration of Xiangtan University, to express my sincere respect and profound appreciation to all of you, and express my heartfelt thanks to all superior leadership departments, brotherhood institutions and to all alumni and people of all walks of life both at home and abroad who paid close attention to the construction and growth of our school.
The year of 2009 will be an important year to carry out in an all-round way the strategic plan made in the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and also the difficulty-tackling year to realize the development strategy of “the eleventh five-year plan”. In the coming year, we sincerely hope that all teaching staff or faculty will be free from old ideas, seek truth and practice and make great progress; all students will be diligent in their studies and be determined to be qualified talents; and all retired comrades and all alumni and people of all walks of life both at home and abroad will be well positioned, support with all strength and unite all efforts to make new and more contributions to the common purpose of developing Xiangtan University and constructing a stronger province in education and the powerful country in human resources.
Dear teachers, students and friends, the bell of the New Years Day is resounding in the campus of Xiangtan University, Farewell 2008 and welcome 2009, let’s extend the best wishes and best of luck to Xiangtan University, to all teaching staff and students and to all friends from all walks of life.
Happy New Year, Good Health and Good Luck!
All of you !
December 31, 2008