On 23nd October, a public lecture on “Chinese filial piety and virtue education” was held in Ningbo, China. Around 1500 people showed up in the lecture, including the students of Zhen’an Primary School from year 4 to year 6, their parents and also the individuals from the other school in the district. It lasted two hours.
The education consists of several parts: Be passionate about the country, and be grateful to teachers, parents and life.
The Vice-President of the Moral Philosophy Association in Zhejiang Province, Ho Jian-Hua said he believed that this kind of education is valuable, “filial piety and virtue should be developed on the children of the country, and this will have positive influence on the their future.”
In the public lecture, the participants was asked to share the most touching experiences related to their family, their faults and more importantly, their country. They were also required(or more accurately, forced) to cry in the public lecture in order to “express their filial piety and virtue”.