Beijing voluntary guides have successors

2018-03-06 14:25 千龙网

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A member of Xie Liang Dongzhimen voluntary guide team and a student from Beijing No. 22 Middle School give directions for a passerby at Dongzhimen voluntary guide booth, Dongcheng District, Beijing, March 5, 2018. [Photo by Yu Ying/Qianlong]

On March 5, 2018, the 56th Lei Feng’s Day, Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing held a volunteer service activity to pass on Xie Liang’s spirit at the voluntary guide booth where Xie volunteered to give directions for 16 years during his lifetime.

A volunteer team consisting of members of Xie Liang Dongzhimen voluntary guide team, students from Beijing No. 22 Middle School, workers of Beijing Subway and local civilization guides attended the activity.

From September 22, 2001, a 70-year-old-plus elder Xie Liang holding a sign began to serve as a volunteer to give directions for passersby at the Dongzhimen transport hub. Now a voluntary guide booth has been established and there are volunteers sticking to their post of giving directions for passersby all year round.

Liang Zhanting, 58, has worked at the booth for 16 years. He introduced that every day from 6 am to 9 am and lunch hours are the busiest time for them, and sometimes there were a dozen of people asking for directions in a minute, so they even had to eat lunch at 1 pm.

“At the beginning, we were not familiar with many roads in Beijing. However, we took four years to ride a bicycle to tour around Beijing and wrote down every road on notebooks, which were later compiled into a book for reference. Now I have known 62 traffic routes in the Dongzhimen area by heart, so I can guide you clearly to go wherever you want to go,” he said.

A student representative from Beijing No. 22 Middle School expressed that in the future they promise to do a good job in voluntary guiding work at the booth every weekend and strive to be a qualified successor to grandpa Xie Liang after learning his spirit well and know traffic routes in the Dongzhimen area by heart.

Liang Zhanting (L, front), a member of Xie Liang Dongzhimen voluntary guide team, shares his experience with a student from Beijing No. 22 Middle School at Dongzhimen voluntary guide booth, Dongcheng District, Beijing, March 5, 2018. [Photo by Yu Ying/Qianlong]

Students from Beijing No. 22 Middle School take an oath to join the voluntary guide team, Beijing, March 5, 2018. [Photo by Yu Ying/Qianlong]

A member (R) of Xie Liang Dongzhimen voluntary guide team gives directions for a passerby at Dongzhimen voluntary guide booth, Dongcheng District, Beijing, March 5, 2018. [Photo by Yu Ying/Qianlong]

Members of Xie Liang Dongzhimen voluntary guide team share experience at Dongzhimen voluntary guide booth, Dongcheng District, Beijing, March 5, 2018. [Photo by Yu Ying/Qianlong]

责任编辑:Ai Ting(QN0043)

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