At 8 pm of October 18, the opening ceremony of the 7th CISM Military World Games was held at Wuhan Sports Center. China presented the world with a stunning audio-visual feast. The SCUN was highlighted in the event. 22 volunteers of the Pomegranate Seed Volunteer Team of SCUN fulfilled their task of raising the boards at the opening ceremony. 187 students from the College of Music and Dance of SCUN staged a dance “Sparks of Fire” at the artistic performance of “Great China Full of Energy and Vigor”, showing to the world a spiritual outlook of youth and unity of youngsters from different ethnic groups of the SCUN.
The dance “Sparks of Fire” staged by the students from the College of Music and Dance of SCUN Photo from CCTV-5
At the opening ceremony, athletes of each country entered the venue led by the board bearer. The first board bearer of SCUN to appear at the venue was Zhong Jiani, a 2018 student from the College of Foreign Languages, who led the Arabian team into the venue. Later, Wang Yuhan, a 2017 student from the College of Public Administration and Tang Siqian, a 2016 student from the College of Ethnology and Sociology, respectively led the team of Barbados and the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the venue. Other board bearers respectively led the teams of other countries such as India, Serbia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Walking with vigorous steps and confident and sweet smiles, they showed the elegance and charm of volunteers of SCUN.
Board bearer of SCUN guides the athletes into the venue. Photo from CCTV-5
In the performance of the fifth part “Sparks of Fire”, in the piano accompaniment “Yellow River Cantata” played by the pianist Lang Lang, the students dressed in red from SCUN rose and fell, gathered and scattered to the music just like small flames. With elegant and strong postures, they vividly interpreted the stories of Chinese people in the modern history who fought against the enemies bravely and finally won the victory and passed down the torch of China with a sweeping momentum.
It was reported that 2,231 volunteers were selected by SCUN to serve the events of three items, marathon, road cycling and track and field. The volunteer team was made up of students from 56 ethnic groups, with rich volunteering experience and distinctive ethnic characteristics. It has been reported and covered by several media such as CCTV-5, Xinhua News Net and the app Xuexi.
From May 8 this year, the students from the College of Music and Dance participated in a 163-day rehearsal from the hot summer to the cool late autumn. With struggle and persistence, they have been recognized by the organizing committee and praised by the director team for times and been considered as an exemplary team.
Besides, during the Military World Games, Zhang Kunqun, a teacher from the College of Foreign Languages, participated in the work of the translation and proofreading team and led 13 junior and senior students from the College of Foreign Languages to participate in the news publicity.