As part of the celebrations, Principal Shen was awarded a commemorative medal in honour of the 70th anniversary. He was given the award by Yuan Fei, member of the Standing Committee of the Wuxi Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and head of the publicity department of Wuxi city.
The ornate red and gold medal was made and issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. It features five stars, 70 ribbons and a brocade knot, as well as motifs of clouds and light that represent various elements such as moral vision, community, achievement and determination.
Principal Shen said: “I am very proud to receive this award and feel highly motivated. As an educator, I will strive to cultivate more talents for China’s future.”