Hangzhou Asian Games dream campaign receives over 100,000 submissions
Xiao He (R), a musician, talks with a senior to record children's folk rhymes. [Photo provided to ehangzhou.gov.cn]
A campaign to collate the dreams and aspirations of people across the world has garnered more than 100,000 submissions since it was launched last year, according to the organizing committee for the 2020 Asian Games in Hangzhou.
The organizing committee launched the campaign on Dec 15, 2019, which marked the 1,000-day countdown of the Games, in partnership with the Zhejiang Youth Development Foundation, the Zhejiang Provincial Charity Foundation and other organizations.
Among the participants of the campaign is Lu Chao, a medic working at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Lu, who spent 45 days in Wuhan helping with the city's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, wrote that his dream is to take a photo with the athletes of the Chinese women’s volleyball team as well as attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Asian Games.
Lu wrote that it was the grit and determination displayed by China's national women's volleyball team that gave him mental strength during his time in Wuhan.
Another participant is 45-year-old Xiao He, whose dream is to let the world hear of children's folk rhymes from China. Over the past two years, Xiao and his team have visited more than 200 seniors across China to record nursery rhymes.
Xiao said that children's folk rhymes represent the sincerest of love and blessings, and it would be a shame for them to vanish from society.
"We will continue to search for people's dreams. Meanwhile, we will launch an online activity titled "One Song, One Photo and One Sentence" to collect the songs, photos and words that touch and empower people," a representative from the organizing committee of the Asian Games said.
The organizing committee also announced that it will team up with the Alibaba Foundation to create a public welfare section on 29 apps including Taobao and Alipay. Users of these online platforms can click on this special section to take part in various charitable activities.
Lu Chao, a medic working at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, poses for a photo while supporting local efforts to fight COVID-19 in Wuhan. [Photo provided to ehangzhou.gov.cn]