The first Nishan Forum will Opening Ceremony of the Nishan will unveil the monument of Nishan Forum on World Civilizations in the square of Shengyuan Academy of Nishan. The inscriptions on the monument were written by Xu Jialu, vice chairman of the 9th and 10th NPC Standing Committee and chairman of Nishan Forum Organizing Committee and presented by Ouyang Zhongshi, a renowned calligraphy artist. The monument is 9.6 meters long and 1.5 meters high, located at Nishan, birthplace of Confucius, a great thinker and educator in ancient China. The monument is a perfect combination of talents of Xu Jialu and Ouyang Zhongshi. The 266 words in the inscriptions reflect Chairman Xu’s literary gift and rich knowledge about history, highlighting his broad vision of being harmonious yet different. Ouyang’s calligraphy, being fresh and elegant, simple and dignified, is the work of the master. With expansion of high-level dialogues and exchanges among world civilizations, the monument will become a new landmark in Nishan under the influence of the cultural synthesis.
Mr. Ouyang also wrote “Listen to the World, Mutual Communication- A Hymn to Nishan Forum” to express his appreciation of the forum.