SHA commends citizens for building and serving the community (with photo)

     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, today (September 11) presented commendation certificates and medals to 102 people for their distinguished contributions to community building and social services.

     Speaking at the presentation ceremony for the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme, Mr Tsang commended the award recipients for not only making remarkable achievements in their own fields, but also actively participating in community affairs, contributing to the promotion of community building and social services. Their selfless service has helped promote the well-being of the society, he added.

     Mr Tsang said, "The award recipients have set a role model and I believe they will encourage more people to care about and serve the community, making our home - Hong Kong - a better and more harmonious place to live in."

     The Government launched the "Hong Kong: Our Home" city-wide public participation campaign this year to promote care, mutual help, solidarity and social cohesion in the community. He said he hoped people in different positions would continue to support the Government and serve the community to build a caring society together.

     The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme, introduced in 2002, aims to recognise individuals who make outstanding contributions to community building, social services and the development of sports, culture and arts. More than 1,600 people have been awarded certificates and medals of commendation over the past 11 years.

Ends/Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:21