On October 19th, A grand celebration was held in the auditorium of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology(BIFT), marking its 60th founding anniversary. People from all walks of life, guests at home and abroad and alumni gathered in the campus to participate in the grand event.The meeting was presided over by Ma Shengjie, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
First of all, all the guests stood up and sang the national anthem. Ma Shengjie thanked all that sent congratulation letters including more than 100 colleges and universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University，local governments such as Qingdao Municipal Government, scientific research institutes, such as Dunhuang Research Institute,industry associations such as China Figure Skating Association of the General Administration of Sport of China, Rongbaozhai and many other enterprises and institutions, and extended a warm welcome to the leaders, guests, alumni, and expressed heartfelt thanks to leaders at all levels who had long cared for and supported the development of BIFT, colleges& universities at home and abroad, alumni and friends from all walks of life .
Subsequently, President Jia Ronglin reviewed the 60 years’ development of BIFT in his speech, and expressed the confidence and determination of BIFTers to stay true to our original aspiration. Over the past 60 years, the university has cultivated a large number of outstanding talents for textile and apparels, fashion and cultural and creative industries with the high sense of historical mission and social responsibility. Facing the future, BIFT will adhere to "art-oriented, clothing-led, art-engineering integration" characteristics of running school , strive to become a distinctive, international first-class fashion universities, and make greater contributions for the people to live a better life.
Professor Robyn Healy, Chairman of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes, Gao Hong, Secretary of the Party Commitee of Central Academy of Fine Arts, delivered speeches represented colleges & universities at home and abroad, expressing their congratulations on the 60th anniversary of the founding of BIFT.
Mao Jihong, Alumni representative, vice president of China National Garment Association(CNGA), chairman of Guangzhou exception clothing Co., Ltd and Fang Suo Culture and creativity Co., Ltd, Liao Weiwei, student representative, one of the leaders of the militia formation in the parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, undergraduate student of Grade 2018 from School of Fashion Communication, Wang Rui, teacher representative, Beijing scholar, second prize winner of national scientific and technological progress for two times, and dean of School of Material Design and Engineering, delivered speeches in turn. Three generations of BIFTers share their days of youth in BIFT and the persistence and struggle for their original aspirations.
The founding and opening ceremony of the BIFT Education Foundation was held after address. Du Yuzhou, Cao Weixin, Guo Dawei, Jiang Shicheng, Sun Huaibin, Han Geng and other guests jointly unveiled the foundation with Liu Yuanfeng. The foundation will carry out charitable activities to better serve the development of BIFT by bringing together the efforts of all parties.
Ma Shengjie said, in the face of the new era, the new situation and the new task, BIFT has completed the transformation of the type of running school from science and technology-oriented to art-oriented , and put forward the goal of building the first-class fashion university with distinctive characteristics. Standing at the new starting point of the 60th anniversary of the founding of BIFT, the school adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, under the strong leadership of the Beijing municipal Party committee and the Municipal Movernment,we will stay true to our original aspiration and founding mission, strive for the construction of the first-class fashion university with distinctive characteristics, and continue to struggle to achieve the Two Centenary Goals ,and to realize the Chinese dream of our national rejuvenation!