At 7:00 p.m. of September 7, 2012 (local time in Berlin, Germany), the grand opening ceremony of the First European Shaolin Cultural Festival is held as scheduled in beautiful Berlin, Germany. Tie Daisheng, deputy director of the National People's Congress Standing Committee in Henan Province, Guo Guozhi, deputy director general of Henan Administration for Religious Affairs, Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin of Shaolin Temple, Jia Jianxin, director of Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin, the leaders from the Culture Department of Henan Province and Shaolin culture amateurs from European countries attended the ceremony.
In order to add lustre to the ceremony, director Jia Jianxin of Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin indited a poem, deputy director Tie Daisheng of the National People's Congress Standing Committee in Henan Province and Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin respectively delivered address at the ceremony.
Deputy director Tie Daisheng delivered an address
Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin delivered an address
At the ceremony, Shaolin Kungfu monks showed wonderful Shaolin Kungfu, such as Traditional boxing, Imitation boxing, Kids Kungfu, Soft boxing and so on. Their performance astonished all the audience on the scene.
Wonderful Shaolin Kungfu
There were no empty seats on the scene
Ven. Abbot Yongxin presented books on Shaolin culture
Ven. Abbot Yongxin accepted the interview of Xinhua News reporter