Gate open for university's 69th anniversary


East China Normal University has been holding a series of activities to celebrate its 69th anniversary.

Administrators of East China Normal University and government officials  of Putuo District

 open the university's renovated back gate on Zaoyang Road.

These  included the unveiling of a new gate at 460 Zaoyang Road after it had  closed seven years ago because of a road renovation project.

The gate was renovated according to the appearance of the university’s original main entrance on Zhongshan N. Road.

Mei  Bing, Party secretary of the university, Qian Xuhong, the university  president, Gu Jun, deputy Party secretary of Putuo District, and other  officials attended an unveiling ceremony, along with students and  teachers.

The gate, near the dorm area of the campus, brought good memories for  university alumni, who usually left through the gate to visit  restaurants, book stores and barber’s shops on Zaoyang Road.

“I’m  so grateful that the back gate is back,” said Mao Jian, now a professor  of the university. “I used the back gate much more than the front gate.  It witnessed my youth and my primary vision for my life path.”

At the ceremony, five teachers of three generations chanted a poem for the reopening of the gate.

Gate open for universitys 69th anniversary

Students buy souvenirs at a fair celebrating their university's 69th anniversary.

A fair was held to sell souvenirs designed by students, ranging from  shoes and jewelry with name of the university to scarves and notebooks  with images of campus landmarks.

A concert was held on campus to  show its achievements in music education and celebrate the anniversary.  It also kicked off the one-year countdown to the 70th anniversary.

Gate open for universitys 69th anniversary

Students at the fair selling university souvenirs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: SHINE


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