Greater Bay Area Legacy Honor Medal Award Ceremony

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The inaugural "Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development" Gold Award, the first "Charter for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals," and the inaugural "Greater Bay Area Legacy Honor Medal" Award Ceremony, along with the 2023 "Hong Kong Legacy Foundation" 5th Anniversary Charity Dinner, were successfully held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, in the banquet hall of the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel.


First and foremost, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. John Lee; Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr. Eric Chan; Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan; and Secretary for Justice, Mr. Paul Lam, for their congratulatory messages, which greatly contributed to the success of this event. Thank you very much!


The evening began with a beautiful adaptation of the song "Edelweiss" from the classic film "The Sound of Music," performed by students from "Pooi To Primary School of Hong Kong," retitled "Nature." The event was officially opened with speeches by our special guests, including National People's Congress Standing Committee member, Executive Council member, and Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation, Dr. Ko Wing-man, GBS, JP; and Chairman of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation Executive Council, Dr. Zhao Zhisheng, MH, who offered words of encouragement. Additionally, our distinguished guests joined the students in singing "We Are The World," celebrating the spirit of charity and mutual support. The audience illuminated their phones, creating a heartwarming and bright atmosphere. Special thanks to film star Mr. Nelson Chiang and to Ms. Kam Ling, the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Island Women's Association, for leading the singing.


We also express our gratitude to Executive Council member, Chairman of the Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Committee, and Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation, Dr. Donald Li, SBS, BBS, JP, for officiating and presenting the awards and certificates for the inaugural "Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development" Gold Award and the "Charter for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals." Special thanks to Chief Honorary Dean of the Greater Bay Area Academy, Mr. Eddie Ng, GBS, JP; Chairman of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation Executive Council, Dr. Zhao Zhisheng, MH; and President of the Greater Bay Area Economic and Trade Association, Dr. Su Zuo-Yiu, MH, for presenting the awards and certificates alongside Dr. Li to the distinguished enterprises and institutions.


The recipients of the inaugural "Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development" Gold Award include:


- AXA

- Deputy Principal of The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

- Elion Public Welfare Foundation

- Hysan Development Company Limited

- Inchcape Hong Kong Limited

- Konzi Medical (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd

- Octopus Cards Limited

- Pooi To Primary School of Hong Kong

- Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

  (Names listed in no particular order)


Recipients of the "Charter for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals" certificate include:


- AI InnoBio Limited

- AXA

- BDO Limited

- Founders Technologies Limited

- Elion Public Welfare Foundation

- Ernst & Young

- GC Biopharma (Hong Kong) Limited

- Hysan Development Company Limited

- The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited

- Hong Kong Airlines

- Inchcape Hong Kong Limited

- Magic Kingdom (Hong Kong) Limited

- Octopus Cards Limited

- The Graphene Group (Hong Kong) Limited

- The Institute of Digital Low Carbon Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences

- The University of Hong Kong

- Hong Kong Baptist University

- Lingnan University

- The Chinese University of Hong Kong

- The Education University of Hong Kong

- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

- Pooi To Primary School of Hong Kong

  (Names listed in no particular order)


The Hong Kong Legacy Foundation, in response to global climate change and in support of carbon neutrality, initiated the "Greener Green Tree Planting Project." With a of HKD 108 from each guest, the Foundation will plant three trees in the Kubuqi Desert in Inner Mongolia, China, on their behalf. The Hong Kong Legacy Foundation, in recognition of significant contributions to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, held the inaugural "Greater Bay Area Legacy Honor Medal" award ceremony during the dinner. We thank Honorary Advisor Dr. Donald Li for presenting the awards. Honorees will join the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation Executive Council and include:


**Recipients of the "Greater Bay Area Legacy Bronze Medal":**


- Dr. Chan Shuk-ping

- Ms. Joyce Cheung

- Dr. Cheung Wai-ling

- Dr. Choi Pui-chun

- Dr. Lai Tung-ching, Senior Fellow

- Mr. Lee Chuang-ye

- Mr. Bao Cheng-wah, Senior Fellow

- Dr Ning Yuet-chiu, Senior Fellow

- Dr. Tung Po-po


**Recipients of the "Greater Bay Area Legacy Gold Medal":**


- Mr. Fong Wei-sing, Senior Fellow

- Ms. Kam Ling, MH

- Ms. Chau Lai-ying


**Recipients of the "Greater Bay Area Legacy Supreme Medal":**


- Dr. Zhao Zhisheng, MH

- Dr. Su Zuo-Yiu, MH

  (Names listed in no particular order)


Additionally, Certificates of Appreciation were presented to individuals and organizations that have consistently supported the activities of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation and the Greater Bay Area Economic and Trade Association. These include:


- Mr. Ng Teng-yiu

- Mr. Law Chak-koon

- Dr. Lok Kin-man

- Dr. Lai Tung-ching

- Ms. Nie Zhu-li Elion Public Welfare Foundation

  (Names listed in no particular order)


We also thank Dr. Su Zuo-Yiu, President of the Greater Bay Area Economic and Trade Association, for delivering an encouraging speech on behalf of the supporting organizations. Special thanks to Honorary President of the "Hong Kong Elderly Association," Mr. Mak Han Kai, and Dr. Lai Tung-ching for presenting a congratulatory calligraphy to celebrate the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation's 5th anniversary. The evening also featured the presentation of "Fire Dragon Legacy·Action" commendation certificates by Ms. Kam Ling, Chairman of the Greater Bay Area and Sports Tourism Alliance, and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Island Women's Association, MH. The awards include:


- Most Participation Award – Pooi Primary School of Hong Kong

- Highest Fundraising Award – Mr. Lee Chuang-ye


Certificates of Appreciation were also presented to representatives from the 9+2 cities of the Greater Bay Area for participating in the "Fire Dragon Legacy·Action." Special thanks to the Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Economic and Trade Association Executive Council, Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Island Women's Association, and Ms. Kam Ling, MH for hosting the charity auction. We appreciate the generous donations from auction participants supporting the philanthropic work of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation.


Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the guests for their presence and look forward to continued support for the charitable and social service work of the Hong Kong Legacy Foundation!


Thank you for your attention!


Sincerely,


The Secretariat  

Hong Kong Legacy Foundation  

Greater Bay Area Economic and Trade Association

Source: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic And Trade Association





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