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Throngs of Visitors to Newly-built Lei Feng Memorial Hall

Updated:2019-03-07 10:16:31

The photo, taken on February 28, shows that people from all over the country visit the Exhibition Hall on Lei Feng’s Life Stories in Wangcheng District, Changsha. Since its opening on March 1 last year, the hall has received more than 2.16 million visitors from home and abroad. (Photo/Xu Xing, Hunan Daily)

Background information:

Lei Feng is China’s iconic soldier who embodied selflessness and died during an accident at the age of 22 in 1962. The next year, the late Chairman Mao Zedong encouraged the whole nation to learn from Lei’s passion for helping others and his devotion to work, and March 5 of every year is designated “Learn from Lei Feng Day”. The year 2019 marks the 56th anniversary of the start of the “Learning from Lei Feng” campaign.