In the morning of May 6th, although it was drizzling, the weather did not stop the vigorous steps of teenagers. In Jingning, the Shezu autonomous county, a group of teenagers full of vigor and vitality was stepping forward along the tortuous mountain trail that the Red Army had gone through.
On that day, the teenage members of CYLC set out from Panping village, Meiqi county, along the route that the Red Army marched, and headed for Guiyuan village, where the first committee of CPC in this county was set up. Stepping over the slippery steps and walking across the stream above knee, the group offered mutual support to each other and arrived at the Exhibition hall of the History of Jingning’s first branch of CPC in Guiyuan village after walking 5 kilometers in an hour. Under the guidance of the exhibition announcers, the group visited several sites related to revolutionary history, such as the House of the Red Army and the office of special commission in South Zhejiang, and watched the documentary Meiqi in the Beacon. Li Tong, the secretary of the committee of CPC in Guiyuan, introduced the history of people in Guiyuan, Meiqi, collaborating with the army, following the guidance of CPC and fighting for the victory of the revolution during the war against Japan and the war of liberation to the teenager. The secretary gave a vivid lecture of CPC and CYLC to all the teenagers by describing the moving pictures of youths at that time sacrificing themselves for communism.
Later, in the lead of Liu Hong, the secretary of the county Communist Youth League, members of the youth league reviewed the oath of the league in front of the flags of both the communist Party and the communist youth league. They acknowledge that as the youth of the league in the new era, they should inherit and carry forward the spirit of revolutionary martyrs, study and work harder, take the proactive attitude, and sacrifice selflessly. They should be qualified members of the youth league, strive to be the iron youth army of the Shezu autonomous county, and make contributions with their youth and power for the better construction of the county as the slogan goes, ‘China Shezu hometown; little county yet famous town; harmonious Jingning.’
Meiqi is still the drinking water source of the county. During the journey of retaking the road of the Red Army, the teenagers of the league carried gloves and garbage bags with themselves, collected and cleaned the discarded plastic bags and drinking bottles along the driveway, the river, the sky walk as well as in the bushes. Through the activity of ‘Teenage Cleaners of the River, Voluntary Treatment for the Water’, the drinking water source of the county was earnestly protected.
The journey is one of the series of ‘Red May’ anniversary activities celebrating the establishment of CYLC for 95 years, which are held by the county Communist Youth League committee. Next, the county Communist Youth League committee is going to organize and carry out a series of activities such as: ‘My Youth, My League’ , to exchange experiences as youths; ‘Voluntary Works, Me First’, to contribute the power of youth; ‘Memorize the Ideal, Follow the Party’, to discuss about the ‘Red Youth’, etc. The committee aims to encourage a wave of ‘Joyful Celebration of 19th CPC National Congress in Youth, Memorize the Ideal and Follow the Party’ and ‘To Learn from the Speech of the President, To Be a Qualified member of CYLC, To Strive to be the Iron Youth Army of Shezu Autonomous County’, make further efforts to promote the cohesion and unity within the county CYL, and better demonstrate the vitality and the vigorous spirit of the league members of Shezu county. (From Jingning County Government Office)