Attendees and guests [Photo: China Soong Ching Ling Foundation]
"Qing Ju Ya Shi -The first Ornamental stone and Chrysanthemum Culture Festival grand opening ceremony was held in Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling on October 16 when the Chung Yeung Festival was approaching.
CSCLF Secretary-General Li Ning said: "The Ornamental Stone and Chrysanthemum culture have a long history. The two cultures can cultivate people's taste, enhance their ability to appreciate beauty and to upgrade people's quality of life."
"Today, the Soong Ching Ling lifetime friends, bonsai artists, and rock culture lovers gathered here to celebrate the first "Qing Ju Ya Shi," Cultural Festival and the " Chung Yeung Festival ". Mr. Li mentioned.
The Ornamental stone and Chrysanthemum are associated with respecting the old in traditional Chinese culture.
Mr.Li also hoped Madam Soong's Residence was not only to commemorate Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling but also served as a platform that carries forward her spirit and created a harmonious social atmosphere.(translated by Sun Chi)
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