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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

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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