Foshan China 2019-09-30
On September 28th, over ten thousand of people gathered around the dreamy watery town Lishui to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. At the scene, 41 dragon boats were racing against each other to shoot for the gold medal, while people from all walks of life were cheering on the river bank of Lishui, and waiting for a bigger move—chorus singing to their loved country.
Shachong team beat the rest of all
Hardly had the voice of the referee’s order weakened, when all the 41 boats shot towards the finishing line for the title “King of Dragon”.
After a fierce competition, Xiasha team from Shachong village climbed to the top of the ranking list with an outstanding record of 2’35’’05’’’, followed by Xianliao team and Huzhou team from Shachong with a record of 2’37’52’’’.
Teams which gained the most votes can be awarded “the most reputable King of Dragon”. At the end, Ganjiao team won 15281 votes, followed by Liuchao team with 14107 votes and Jinxi team with 13506 votes.
Thousands sang chorus to celebrate the 70th anniversary of PRC founding
Except for the dragon boat racing, audience and people from all walks of life formed rows of square phalanxes to sing chorus for the celebration of 70th anniversary of PRC founding. With the red flags fluttered in the light breeze, the event reached its climax as well-known songs such as “My motherland and I”, “Song of Motherland”, “Stay True to the Founding Mission”, and the new version of “Dreamy Watery Town” were sung by the public, showing the image of Lishui as a chorus town.
Liu Xiayuan, members of CPC Lishui Town committee said that more chorus elements will be added into the events to showcase the development progress of Lishui Town and the uplifting spirit of the local people.
Dragon boat spirit in the rural revitalization
It’s reported that Lishui dragon boat race is one of the series events of “Feel the revitalization in Villages”, and it is the seventh spot for holding this series event.
As the Nanhai demonstration pilot zone for rural revitalization, Lishui dragon boat race is seen as a cultural totem. Since dragon boat race was revitalized in 2013, the local government has brought over 30 dragon boats for each villager so that every village can form a dragon boat team.
The spirit of participating the race also runs high. This year, some villages even sent more than one team for competition. There also arise several new teams such as teams composed of women entrepreneurs, and team composed of staffs working for intelligent house appliance.