Comprehensively promote the funeral and funeral reforms
致全区人民的公开信 ——— Open Letter to the People of the District
The general public in the region:
Funeral and funeral reforms are social reforms consistently advocated by the party and the state. They are important events that affect the immediate interests of the masses and benefit future generations. They are an important part of the construction of socialist spiritual civilization and ecological civilization, and a symbol of the progress of social civilization. Promoting funeral and burial reforms is of great significance for saving land resources and protecting the ecological environment. It is the law of nature that people come from nature and eventually return to nature. The abolition of burial, the implementation of cremation, and the reform of funeral are a social project initiated and practiced by the revolutionaries of the older generation. Chairman Mao Zedong proposed that "all people should be cremated after death, leaving only ashes, no remains, and no graves". Dear Premier Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping, the chief designer of the reform and opening up, both carried out cremation after their deaths, and their ashes spread into the rivers and the sea, setting an example for future generations. 年8月1日零时起，启动殡葬改革“零点行动”，分步实行火葬。 According to the implementation plan of the funeral reform work in Chaisang District, the district party committee and government decided to start the “Zero Action” of funeral reform from 00:00 on August 1, 2018 , and implement cremation step by step.
Eliminate funeral practices and practice cremation, and strive to become practitioners of funeral reform. Let us change our minds, actively adopt civilized funeral methods, and abandon the traditional funeral vulgarities. The cremation of the remains is an inevitable choice to resolve the contradiction between population growth and resources and the environment, and to promote sustainable economic and social development. We call on the general public to support the choice of cremation behind their lives, to eliminate the burial customs, to abide by the laws and policies of cremation, and to play a leading, demonstration and leading role.
Promote land-saving ecological burial methods and strive to be a promoter of green funeral. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee and the State Council have attached great importance to the construction of ecological civilization and clearly put forward the concept of green development. In the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting Land-saving Ecological Burial" issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and other 9 ministries and commissions, it is clearly proposed that land-saving ecological burial should be guided by the values of saving resources, protecting the environment, and benefiting the people, and encourage and guide people to use ashes. Buried, buried deep, leaving no graves, no coffins and burial, reducing the consumption of resources such as land, promoting ecological burial, and promoting the harmonious development of man and nature. It is hoped that the general public will actively change their ideas, revive the old customs and establish a new style, continuously strengthen the green, land-saving and environmentally friendly funeral concepts, actively participate in and take the lead in implementing land-saving ecological burial methods, and make a positive contribution to the development of modern funeral industry.
Advocate a new style of scientific and civilized funeral, and strive to be the leader of green funeral. Party members, cadres, and state public officials must set an example by taking the lead in being a leader and disseminator of "moving the customs and dying for civilization and funeral of civilization", influencing and motivating the masses around them with practical actions, and simplifying funerals. The general public must abide by laws and regulations concerning funeral and interment matters, consciously abide by public order, do not build shelters in residential areas, urban streets, and public places, and choose to focus on funeral activities in funeral homes, and actively discourage bad behaviors around them in a timely manner. Encourage the choice of funeral rituals and funeral supplies of modern civilization, and resolutely resist bad funeral habits such as vulgar superstition, extravagance and waste.
Establish the concept of filial piety and filial piety, and strive to be an advocate of advanced culture. All things are good, piety first. Promote the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation that values filial piety, respect for the elderly, and respect for the old, and establish a new concept of "bringing up filial piety, and burying new trees." Happy, the funeral was simple when the old man died, not too big, not extravagant, not comparing and pomp. We must adhere to advocating science and advancing with the times, and everyone strives to be an advocate and disseminator of advanced funeral culture.
In this flowering season, let us act quickly, actively support funeral and funeral reforms, use civilized, low-carbon, frugal, and harmonious methods of funeral to lead the new trend of the new era, and sing the main theme of our funeral and funeral reforms in the new era. Acting on socialist core values and constructing a harmonious and civilized Chai Sang, he made positive contributions. Let us share and practice together! Let the sky be bluer, the mountains greener, the water clearer, and the ecological environment better!
Office of the Leading Group for the Funeral Reform and Advancement Work in Chaisang District, Jiujiang City
年4月18日 April 18, 2018
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