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Dressed like Lei Feng, Chinese youth call for modern virtues

03-05-2012 15:27 BJT Special Report:China Strength - Learn from Lei Feng |

SHANGHAI, March 5 (Xinhua) -- All dressed in 1960s Chinese army uniforms, about a thousand college students staged an art performance at Shanghai's bustling metro stations Monday morning, to call on the public to follow the example of Lei Feng -- the nation's most famous Good Samaritan at that time.

Monday is "Lei Feng's Day," an annual campaign day in China for learning from the Chinese soldier who has inspired Chinese for many generations. Lei devoted much of his spare time and money to selflessly helping the needy.

Wearing a cotton army cap and an army green bag marked with characters of "Serving the People," Zhu Jie greeted passers-by while rapping a song at the People's Square Metro Station in the downtown.

"Riding with civility, standing in queue. We've got to pay dear for littering around," the 23-year-old guy rhymed with a dozen of his companions, who were waving signposts carrying words like "Being ready to help others for a just cause," or "Observing civility in public."

According to the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese Communist Youth League, sponsor of the activity, about 1,000 college students in Shanghai took parts in the activity at Shanghai metro stations on Monday, using their own original ways to share their understanding of learning from Lei Feng.

In addition to rapping a song, they were seen posing motions mimicking Lei Feng, giving warm hugs to strangers or preaching good manners in metro carriages.

"We should see Chinese young generations have their own understanding of what a Good Samaritan should do in the modern society. It is good that the government can allow them to do the street arts to express things in their own ways," said Zhou Hanmin, vice chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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