Oct 18, 2019 was the date for the Reading Contest Final of “2019 Nimble Dream Library Reading Festival” in Wuhua County, Meizhou, Guangdong, when 59 shortlisted student groups performed classic readings with great respect and express patriotic pride in full force. And this contest is understood to be part of the charity campaign series of “2019 Dream Library Reading Festival”, initiated by Nimble Group.
(Scene of the final in Wuhua)
With the formal implementation of “Regulations of Guangdong Province on the Promotion of Civil Reading” on June 1, 2019, a quick response to the call of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government has been made by Nimble, a socially responsible Guangdong-rooted company, to launch an array of public service activities of “2019 Nimble Dream Library Reading Festival” in Meizhou and Shaoguan. The company, in addition, has been intent on inheriting the fine traditional Chinese culture and instilling good reading interests and habits among students by assisting in the construction of libraries, holding reading and writing competitions.
“If the youth are wise, the country will be wise. If the youth are strong, the country will be strong.” So, that day, the final of “2019 Nimble Dream Library Reading Festival” was held in Wuhua Third Primary School, where the finalists, who got through the preliminary, recited the classics and originals rhythmically, prompting a round of applause.
(Snapshot of the final in Wuhua)
Besides running reading competitions, Nimble has assisted in the construction of “Nimble Dream Library” for 100 rural schools and donated 1,000 books and 2 bookshelves to each of them in association with Guangdong Youth Development Foundation, hence providing the eager young learners with access to better knowledge. And since its launch in September, the reading and writing competition of “Nimble Charity Tour”, a magnet that draws many students from Wuhua’s primary and middle schools, has allowed them to indulge in the sea of books and appreciate the beauty of reading.
(Wuhua’s Schoolchildren were reading by the bookshelves in the Nimble Dream Library)
Notably, the inauguration of “Nimble Dream Library”, recitation contest of primary schools, and knowledge quiz challenge for 70th anniversary of the country’s founding, forming parts of the activity series of “2019 Nimble Dream Library Reading Festival”, was staged in Huangtang Village, Wengyuan County, Shaoguan, Guangdong on October 16, 2019. Moreover, there was a chorus of agreement from the young participants that they tasted the reading fun at the Dream Library and will strive to grow into a booklover and arm themselves with knowledge.
(Scene of “2019 Nimble Dream Library Reading Festival” in Huangtang Village)
Reading enlightens life, books inspire people. Nimble, keeping the faith of “Be Tender-hearted, Conduct Charitably - Everyone Could Do”, has always backed the development of public education, and will hope to facilitate the cultural construction of campus reading, create a reading atmosphere for the general public and help with the making of a society of avid readers by setting up the above charity series.
So far, Nimble has given donations to support poverty alleviation, disaster relief, education, medical treatment, culture and sports, with total of 680 million yuan.