On November 18, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinpingstressed at a national conference marking the 30th anniversary of the China working committee of care for the next generationsandcommending the committeethat retirees area treasure for the Party and thecountry and an important source of strength for enhancing the ideological and political education of youngsters.
The spirit of retirees is a valuable spirit formed by“retired officials, experts, teachers and role models as well as veterans” in their long-term social education for young people. In their prime of life, theyhavewritten their own splendid chapters of life; when they are old, they, with passion and responsibility, continue to promote the cause of caring for the next generations and illuminate a healthy growth path for young people. This fully demonstrates the spirit of retirees featuring“loyalty and dedication, caring for future generations, pragmatism and innovation, and selfless dedication”, and demonstrates contemporary retirees’ responsibility of caring for future generations.
If the young people are strong, the country will be strong. Keeping in mind the expectations of times and with deep affection, retirees devote themselves to the cause of caring for the next generations, and nurture socialist builders and successors with an all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic grounding, in addition to a hard-working spirit. Retireesare active and radiant incaring for the next generations andbecome a strong fortress ofthis work.
It takes ten years to grow trees, but a hundred to cultivate people. We should carry forward the spirit of retirees, give play to retirees' advantages to build a broader stage for the younger generation to realize their self-worth and comprehend the true meaning of life through hard work.The Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation will eventually become a reality through the continuous efforts of generations of young people, andChina’s future belongs to the next generations.