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Special schools stage variety show

A variety show involving 62 special schools across the city was held today to showcase students’ diverse talent and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s establishment.   The Education Bureau explained that the aim of the large-scale joint school event, titled “Variety Show of Special School Students - Let Your Love Shine 2022”, is to enhance the public’s understanding of special education in Hong Kong.   About 100 students joined the performances that included a dragon dance, fitness exercises, martial arts, a wheelchair dance and a piano trio. In addition, the music video of the theme song, Let Love Shine 2022, sung by students from the 62 schools, was played.   To enable those with hearing and visual impairments to enjoy the festivities, the show was webcast live and barrier-free with sign language interpretation and audio descriptions.   Addressing the ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin said the Government supports schoo

Elderly Commission chair named

Dr Donald Li has been appointed as Elderly Commission chairman and Prof Daniel Lai as a commission member for two years from July 30, the Government announced today.   Dr Li is Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council chairman and World Organization of Family Doctors immediate past president. He is also Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman and a member of the Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development.   Prof Lai is Baptist University’s Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Work Chair Professor.   Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun said the commission has been assisting the Government in formulating a comprehensive policy in caring for the elderly over the past two decades or so.   “Dr Li and Prof Lai are both well experienced in elderly-related issues and are experts in their respective fields. I look forward to working closely with them in further improving elderly services in Hong Kong.”   Mr Sun also thanked outgoing chairman Dr Lam Ching-choi, praising him for his capable leadership and unfailing support which have been instrumental for the Government to gradually take forward various new policy initiatives on the elderly front, especially those recommended under the Elderly Services Programme Plan.
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