Candlelight Ceremony, 2015

Tuesday, September 15 - The Candlelight Ceremony for the academic year 2015-16 was held on the 14th of September at the Sias Stadium amid an extravaganza of colour and emotion.

 

 

The chief guests, among several dignitaries, were the Vice Governor of Henan Province, Zhang Dawei, CEO of Toonz Animation Group, Jayakumar Prabhakaran Nair, the Director of Toonz Entertainment New Zealand, Mark Nicholls, Business Executive, Sach Chandaria, Director of Inspiree, Marc Fishman, President and Owner of Global Interactions Inc, Jerrie Ueberle, Chairman of the Board of Sias, Dr. Shawn Chen, and the Chairman of the Sias Foundation, Dr. Alan Brown. Also in attendance were Sias President, Dr. Chen Sikun, Sias Party Secretary, Fei Hexiang, Vice President, Liu Shuqin, Deputy Party Secretary, Li Huafeng, and Proctor Han Xiaoai.

 

The evening began with a video showing the military training that the freshmen received over the past 2 weeks, and a raffle draw for the students. This was followed by Sias’ traditional candlelight ceremony where thousands of students, teachers, staff, and guests light candles to signal the start of the new academic year for the freshmen. Dr. Shawn Chen then welcomed the guests, and delivered a speech explaining the educational ethos and international vision of Sias that the freshmen were going to learn about.

 

There were also speeches by Jayakumar Prabhakaran Nair, the CEO of Toonz Animation Group, Zhang Dawei, the Vice Governor of Henan Province, Dr. Alan Brown, Chairman of the Sias Foundation, and Sias’ outstanding alumna, Lü Huihui, Asian record holder for the women’s javelin throw and silver medalist at the recently concluded 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.

 

After a speech by a freshman representative, Vice President Liu Shuqin led the freshmen in taking the Sias student oath. The Sias Art Troupe then put on a fabulous show for all those present. The ceremony concluded with a huge fireworks display.

 

Sias’ Candlelight Ceremony is an event that is getting bigger with each passing year and is receiving more and more coverage as the domestic and international profile of Sias rises. The event was covered by Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, Henan Daily, Henan TV, Zhengzhou TV, Dahe, Central Networks, and many other news agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sias Candlelight Ceremony for the academic year 2015-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign teachers dancing to the 'YMCA'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Dr. Shawn Chen, Chairman of the board of Sias, presenting special invitations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen lighting candles with the torch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Dr. Shawn Chen lighting candles with the torch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen and Lü Huihui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Students welcoming Lü Huihui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sias Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Candlelight Ceremony at the Sias Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen delivering the opening speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias President, Dr. Chen Sikun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEO of Toonz Animation Group, Jayakumar Prabhakaran Nair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Governor of Henan Province, Zhang Dawei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman of the Sias Foundation, Dr. Alan Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias' outstanding alumni, Lü Huihui, delivers a speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The freshmen representative of 2015 delivers a speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias Vice President, Liu Shuqin, leads the freshmen in taking their oath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The freshmen taking their oath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The freshmen taking their oath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Chairman of the Sias Foundation, Dr. Alan Brown, presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Sias Deputy Party Secretary, Li Huafeng, presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Sias Proctor, Han Xiaoai, presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

Sias President, Dr. Chen Sikun, presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Sias Party Secretary, Fei Hexiang, presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Dr. Shawn Chen presenting awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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