Drive to cultivate moral characteristics launched

Putuo District has launched a campaign to encourage citizens to cultivate their moral characters, with a number of exhibitions and cultural events.
Ti Gong

The campaign to encourage citizens to cultivate their moral characters was launched with a show at the Global Harbor Mall.

PUTUO District has launched a campaign to encourage citizens to cultivate their moral characters, with a number of exhibitions and cultural events.

The campaign to run through to October kicked off at the Global Harbor Mall in Putuo in late April. It aims to enhance the civilization and moral quality of its residents amid an ongoing citywide campaign in Shanghai since 2016. Putuo’s campaign includes eight major events to encourage studying, reading, well doing, environmental protection and promotion of advanced cultures. Residents have taken active part in these activities since the campaign was launched.

Many moral models proposed to other citizens to get involved in the campaign. Their model deeds are demonstrated in the mall along with showcases of cultural heritage and skills. Residents are being encouraged to read more books or visit patriotism education bases.

Some public lectures and training courses will also be offered to participants. Over 200 residents listened to the first lecture of the series given by Xue Liyong, a local historian and a senior researcher at Shanghai History Museum. Xue introduced many unfamiliar and interesting historic stories that happened in Putuo and along the Suzhou Creek.

One lecture will be given each month, through to September, to highlight the spirit of the city, as well as the city’s culture, manufacturing and services. Famous scholars like Xue will be invited to give lectures on campus, museums and other cultural venues. Audiences will also be encouraged to visit various museums or watch historic movies.

The lecture videos are available on various online platforms, such as shlll.net, the city’s learning portal and eastday.com for more audiences to watch and learn, according to the district government.

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