Pianos donated by Ren Zhengfei to Chongqing University in dormitory buildings
A student playing the piano (Picture provided by the interviewee)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- New semester has started. Dormitories are the most important living scenario of one’s college career, so just think about what you had in your dormitory building when you were in college. The dormitory at this university in Chongqing is awesome, because it not only has a piano, but also live music from time to time.
These are the days when students of Grade 2020 from Chongqing University are registering. Zhu Yuanchen, a sophomore majored in Robotics Engineering of Chongqing University, is one of the orientation volunteers. Orientation was not easy, but Zhu Yuanchen recently found a way to relax by playing the piano on the first floor of his dormitory. Why did it have a piano in his dormitory building?
“Now whenever it's not too late and I’m in a good mood, I’m going to play it.” Zhu Yuanchen told the reporter that he is from Jiangxi Province and has been learning how to play the piano for more than 10 years. After he came to the university in Chongqing last year, he only played the piano once at Welcome Party for the freshmen. But over the summer, he discovered that every dormitory building in Huxi Campus was equipped with a piano on the first floor, and now he plays it whenever he can. “I would play it three or four days a week, and some days I would play Jay Chou’s songs with my classmates singing along. The University is really good,” he said.
The origin of these pianos was introduced by Zhao Bingqing, a dormitory instructor at Chongqing University’s Huxi Campus. Last year, when Chongqing University celebrated its 90th anniversary, alumnus Ren Zhengfei donated 100 pianos to Chongqing University and such pianos were placed in exhibition halls and activity centers, and the rest were distributed to dormitories. On Huxi Campus, for example, 20 of the 21 dormitory buildings for undergraduates have a piano respectively, and the University also has a tuner on hand to perform regular tuning maintenance. “Since the piano has been set up, there have been a lot of students playing it. It’s very popular.” She said that the University is always striving to create a warm and safe environment for students so that the dormitory is not just a place for students to stay when they leave home, it is also a home with happy time. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)