|Chemi Dorjee is awarded the honorary title of “Special Salute to the Past 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up” at a ceremony in Beijing on November 24, 2018. [China Post]|
As an outstanding representative of grassroots service providers on China's frontier, Chemi Dorjee, a postman of the China Post branch in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, was awarded the honorary title of “Special Salute to the Past 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up” at a ceremony in Beijing on November 24, 2018.
With the theme of “Chinese Wisdom and Chinese Dream,” the event was jointly held by Phoenix New Media and Chinanews.com, and paid tribute to the most impressive deeds and people in the past 40 years since China’s reform and opening-up.
“After completing a postal task, I was attacked by 12 gangsters on my way back, who cut 17 knives on me,” Chemi Dorjee told the audience at the award ceremony. Many in the audience were moved to tears and gave him warm applause.
“What motivates you in your work?” asked Lang Yongchun, host of the ceremony.
“We can deliver customers’ gifts to their parents and kids as soon as possible. My family supports my job; I owe a lot to my family. We achieve our customers’ highest satisfaction. That’s the reason why I stuck to my post for many years,” he answered.
Many people were surprised and touched by the man’s personal experiences along the “Snow Line Postal Route” and expressed their feelings to the press after the event.
“Today's young people should learn more about the stories of grassroots service providers like Chemi Dorjee. In this way they know that the convenient and efficient way of life they enjoy today is acquired at the cost of silent dedication, and even the lives of many people,” a member of the audience said.
“I hope to follow Chemi Dorjee to the snow line postal road and experience the historical legacy of ‘China Post Serves the People,’” said another.