Meryemgul Obulkasim, deputy Party chief of the vocational education school at Tianjin University of Technology and Education and a delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, meets with other Tianjin delegates in Beijing on Sunday. [Photo by Du Jianxiong/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Meryemgul Obulkasim, a member of the Uygur ethnic group who teaches at the vocational education school of Tianjin University of Technology and Education, expressed her determination to be a role model in life.
A delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, she was inspired by the report of the congress.
Obulkasim is deputy Party chief of the vocational education school and works as a tutor of ethnic students. Her efforts as a tutor and volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 have won wide support, and she was elected as a delegate to the congress.
She said the report inspired by the vision that "from this day forward the central task of the CPC will be to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in a concerted effort to realize the Second Centenary Goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization".
"I should work as an intimate friend of the students, leading them forward, fostering their growth and helping the country educate more young people in the new era. I want to inspire the younger generation to contribute more to the modern socialist country," she said.
Born in Kashi prefecture of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Obulkasim graduated from South Central Minzu University in 2012. She became a teacher at the university and then transferred to Xinjiang University in 2015.
She was honored as a National Ethnic Unity Advancement Model and a May 4th Youth Model thanks to her outstanding achievements in tutoring ethnic students.
In 2019, she started working in Tianjin. At her university, she is responsible for tutoring some 160 students of Uygur and Tibetan ethnic groups in four schools, assisting their studies and life and helping them to look for job opportunities.
"The glory belongs to the past. The future will be accomplished by strong responsibility in my daily work. Protecting ethic unity is my sacred duty. I will make committed efforts as a Party member," she said.
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