December 4, 2019 is China's sixth "National Constitution Day" and the 19th National Legalawareness Day. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Student Work Department of the Party Committee of Beijing Normal University, the Undergraduate Party Branch of the Law School, the Youth League Committee of the Law School and the Students’ Union of the Law School jointly held the activity of "Reading the Constitution under the National flag on December 4".
The cold winter wind could not stop the enthusiasm of the students. In the sunrise of the Jingshi Square, the host LU Shaohuan announced that the activity of reading the Constitution under the national flag had officially begun. The first item is to raise the national flag and play the national anthem. The female national flag guard of the University performed a solemn flag raising ceremony. Marching towards the morning sun in uniform steps and chanting slogans aloud, the upright female national flag guard, wearing solemn looks, displayed the neat military appearance and neat parade steps and the unity of rigidity and flexibility.
They, in martial attires, displayed the elegant demeanour of college students in the new era. Being valiant and powerful is the best portrayal of youth, and also the image representative of staying upright and holding head high of people of Beijing Normal University. In the majestic national anthem, the five-star red flag raised slowly, and all the students watched it.
Then, GONG Qiming read the preamble to the Constitution. The preamble to the Constitution is one of the most important features of our Constitution, and also the soul of our Constitution. It is an important part of the Constitution and has the highest legal effect as the chapters of the Constitution. All the students listened carefully to the preamble to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China and learned the spirit and principles of the Constitution of our country. Next came the section of reading the oath of the Constitution. Led by WANG Xiangrong, the students solemnly recited the oath:
I pledge: to be loyal to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, to uphold the authority of the Constitution, to perform my statutory duties, to be loyal to the motherland and the people, to perform my duties faithfully, to be honest in performing my duties, to be subject to the supervision of the people, and to work hard to build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.
All students read the oath of the Constitution carefully, feeling the authority of the Constitution and the spirit of the rule of law. In the oath of the Constitution, students learned the responsibilities of the Constitution to every citizen and the meaning of respecting the authority of the Constitution.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, by reading the Constitution under the national flag, the students further understood the importance of respecting, safeguarding and abiding by the Constitution, showing the students' ideological identity and emotional identity of the constitution. It is hoped that students can enhance the constitutional awareness, consciously uphold the authority of the Constitution, act in accordance with the Constitution, increase the sense of mission, sense of honor and social responsibility of the younger generation, and to make contributions to the construction of a country ruled by law.
It is difficult to shoot arrows without bending the bow, and it is difficult for a country to become prosperous without the rule of law. Reading and solemnly swearing to the Constitution under the national flag is not only a ceremony, but also a duty and a responsibility. It is hoped that students can keep the spirit of the Constitution in mind, regulate their own behavior with the Constitution, and be the lawyers practicing law with good virtues.