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Published: 14:15, December 04, 2022 | Updated: 18:49, December 04, 2022
Boosting national identity among youths on Constitution Day
By Oasis Hu in Hong Kong
Published:14:15, December 04, 2022 Updated:18:49, December 04, 2022 By Oasis Hu in Hong Kong

The Security Bureau holds a flag raising-ceremony to commemorate 40th anniversary of the Constitution on Dec 4, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

Hong Kong rolled out various activities on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the promulgation and implementation of the nation’s Constitution, including a high-level seminar, a youth training camp flag raising ceremony and various exhibitions and performances.

The Security Bureau led the special administrative region’s six disciplined services, youth groups under various disciplined and auxiliary services, and other youth uniformed groups at a flag-raising ceremony at the Hong Kong Customs College.

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok said the disciplined services must have a deep understanding of the Constitution and the responsibility to help the government strengthen public education and residents’ sense of national identity

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok said the disciplined services must have a deep understanding of the Constitution and the responsibility to help the government strengthen public education and residents’ sense of national identity.

For the first time, the Immigration Department’s Youth Leaders Corps organized a special training camp over the weekend to mark Constitution Day.

The three-day camp began at the Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development on Friday. It provided professional flag-raising and marching training for youth leaders from various schools, allowing them to experience the formal disciplinary training received by officers of the Immigration Department.

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Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School in Tseung Kwan O joined the Han Kong Association in co-organizing a series of educational activities on Saturday.

The events, including cultural exhibitions, cultural performances and booth games, were aimed at offering students the opportunity to experience the country’s culture and history, enhance their national identity and better understand the Constitution.

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok delivers a speech during the flag-raising ceremony held by the Security Bureau to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Constitution on Dec 4, 2022 (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

The HKSAR government and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s  Government in the HKSAR will also jointly hold a seminar to boost public understanding of the constitutional basis of the nation and the HKSAR on Sunday afternoon.

The seminar will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 pm to 4:35 pm, and will be broadcast online simultaneously.


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