Competition winners love their country

Hu Min
More than 60 groups from around the country take part in an even themed on life and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. 
Hu Min

Four troupes won awards in a singing competition themed on life and also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Thursday.

The competition, launched almost seven months ago, attracted around 2,500 participants in 63 groups nationwide. 

Among them, the Shanghai Foxiao troupe won the "most beautiful voice" award, and the Changwan art choir from Liaoning Province was granted the "most popular troupe" award. 

The Changwan art choir from northeast China's Liaoning Province entered a short video showing the social development of China via the memories of several generations of Chinese in the song "My Country and I."

The choir has 40 members with an average age of over 60 years and was established in 2000. The video expressed their love of the nation.

The event was organized by Fushouyuan Cemetery, which has been holding a life art festival since 2010 aiming to promote life education via music, photography, sculpture and art.

The cemetery has an 88-meter wall paying tribute to deceased soldiers of the New Fourth Army at its New Fourth Army Square. The names of 219 soldiers were engraved on the wall this year.

Competition winners love their country
Ti Gong

A choir sings in the competition, expressing their love for the nation. 

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