Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for patriotism and national spirit inherited from the grand celebrations of the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China to better serve the country's all-round construction.
Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks here on Tuesday afternoon in meeting delegates of organizers and performers of the celebrations held on October 1.
Hu said the National Day celebrations, including a military parade, a grandiose pageant and an evening gala, had been outstanding and successful thanks to sound preparations by the organizers and the performers.
The celebrations had showcased a favorable image of the country's armed forces and tremendous progress that the PRC had achieved in the past six decades, especially the latest 30 years of opening-up and reform, Hu said.
The celebrations, receiving wide acclaim from international communities, had strengthened the national confidence and pride of the Chinese home and abroad, he said.
President Hu stressed that the successful National Day celebration had left a precious spiritual wealth to the Chinese people and the patriotism and national spirit spurted out in the celebrations should better serve the efforts to promote scientific development and social harmony.
The other eight members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, including top legislator Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao, also attended the meeting. (Xinhua) Updated: 2009-10-06 22:07