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Hong Kong – “Let’s T.A.L.K. – Child Protection Campaign 2022” kicks off today (with photos)

“Let’s T.A.L.K. – Child Protection Campaign 2022” kicks off today (with photos)


     The Police Force launched “Let’s T.A.L.K. – Child Protection Campaign 2022” at an opening ceremony held at Whitty Street Tram Depot today (October 14). Last year, Police mounted its first ever large-scale education and publicity campaign on child protection and has garnered overwhelming public support. As such, the Force organises another round of territory-wide campaign this year with the theme “Bystander Intervention”, to promote the importance of early intervention when encountering child abuse cases.


     Addressing at the opening ceremony, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Siu Chak-yee, said that although the number of child abuse cases reported in the first eight months of this year is similar to the figures for the same period last year, the emergence of a number of serious child abuse cases has aroused concern. Mr Siu stressed that Police attach great importance to child protection. Over the past year, the Force has kept reviewing and improving the handling procedures for child abuse cases. He added that the Vulnerable Witness Support Cadre was set up in July this year, and the Force has continuously strengthened staff training and enhanced collaboration with different stakeholders with a view to protecting children and the vulnerable from abuse and harm. At the Government level, the legislation on a mandatory reporting mechanism of child abuse cases has been speeded up while consultation work will start in November this year.


     Mr Siu then introduced the two themed trams where the mobile exhibition will be held during the campaign period. While saying that the tram, “Ding Ding”, is an icon of the city with long history, as well as representing the spirit of mutual help and caring, he hoped that the sound of its bell could also arouse public awareness on child protection.


     The Child Protection Campaign 2022 will be held from today until November 20, during which a series of activities will be arranged, including the tram mobile exhibition, enhancement of the child protection one-stop application (www.ChildProtection.gov.hk) and a new series of animations to provide knowledge and practical information on child protection. Collaborating with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Family Conflict and Sexual Violence Policy Unit and the Psychological Services Group of the Police Force will also organise art workshops and badge design competitions for senior primary students, as well as social experiments to awaken the general public to come forward when encountering child abuse cases instead of being a bystander.


     Other officiating guests attending today’s ceremony were the Permanent Secretary for Education, Ms Michelle Li; the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Department of Justice, Ms Maggie Yang; the Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services), Mr Kok Che-leung; the Ambassador of the Child Protection Campaign, Ms Guo Jingjing; the Director of Against Child Abuse, Ms Donna Wong; the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Mr Yuen Yuk-kin; the Director of Crime and Security, Mr Yip Wan-lung; the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime), Ms Chung Wing-man; and Chief Superintendent (Crime Support), Ms Yu Hoi-kwan.

Hong Kong – “Let’s Stand Firm. Knock Drugs Out!”: Brand-new anti-drug publicity and anti-drug ambassadors announced (with photos/video)

“Let’s Stand Firm. Knock Drugs Out!”: Brand-new anti-drug publicity and anti-drug ambassadors announced (with photos/video)


     A large-scale anti-drug publicity programme was held at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O this afternoon (September 17). The programme began with opening remarks delivered by the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, via recorded video. Officiating guests, including the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki; the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung; and the Chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN), Dr Donald Li, kicked off the programme as well as launched the Government’s brand-new anti-drug publicity and introduced the anti-drug ambassadors Agent Don’t and Agent Hope.


     In his opening address, Mr Lee said that young people are the future of society and pointed out that drug abuse and drug trafficking not only have a profound impact on youngsters’ physical and mental well-being, but also ruin their prospects. The Government spares no effort in its fight against drugs and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have successfully tackled many drug-related cases. In 2021, the number of cases detected by the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and Hong Kong Customs increased by 15 per cent, along with a 150 per cent increase in the amount of drugs seized, reflecting the strict attitude of the LEAs towards drug offences.


     Mr Lee reminded members of the public that “Cannabis is a drug”, noting that more than half of the young drug abusers had used cannabis. He said that the Government will control cannabidiol (CBD) as a drug through legislation. Products containing CBD are expected to be prohibited early next year so as to safeguard the health of everyone. He urged drug abusers to seek help early, including contacting social workers by calling the anti-drug hotline 186 186 offered by the Narcotics Division (ND) of the Security Bureau.


     At the opening ceremony, Mr Chan led other officiating guests to announce the anti-drug slogan, “Let’s Stand Firm. Knock Drugs Out!”, to launch the ND’s brand-new anti-drug publicity, and introduced the anti-drug ambassadors Beat Drugs Squad to the public. Beat Drugs Squad is formed by Agent Don’t and Agent Hope and their names respectively refer to “don’t take drugs” and the hope of a positive life. The two ambassadors showed their signature fist-bumping movement at the ceremony to demonstrate the power and determination of “Say No To Drugs”.


     After the official launch of the publicity, various young idols performed the brand-new and upbeat anti-drug theme song, sharing positive energy with youths and encouraging them to hold dear to positive values in life. Mentees of the Leadership Institute on Narcotics under the HKPF and members of Customs also gave music performances on encouraging songs with noted singers and a band respectively. A drama inspired by the experiences of a drug rehabilitee was staged, with the participation of the rehabilitee through voice-overs during the performance. Members of the Correctional Services Department and mentees of the Rehabilitation Pioneer Project also joined a sharing session to provide information about the rehabilitation service for drug rehabilitees and how to resist the temptation of drugs. Lastly, well-known former athletes joined the programme to encourage young people to develop a healthy lifestyle and stay away from drugs.


     In addition, the ND’s brand-new anti-drug publicity includes a new TV Announcement in the Public Interest (API) and the corresponding radio API, which will be broadcast from tomorrow evening (September 18), with the aims of reminding members of the public, especially young people, to join hands to stay away from drugs and encouraging drug abusers to seek help early. A series of anti-drug advertisements will also be placed on public transportation networks, mobile applications, websites and social media platforms.


     The brand-new anti-drug theme song will also be released on different music streaming platforms in September.


     Co-organised by the ND and ACAN, and produced by Television Broadcasts Limited, the programme aims to rally community support for combating drug problems. Audience members from different sectors, including students, youth groups and representatives from the education and social welfare sectors, attended the programme.


     The programme will be broadcast on TVB Jade between 9.30pm and 10.30pm tomorrow evening. Members of the public are welcome to watch and disseminate anti-drug messages for building a drug-free Hong Kong together.

Let’s make ‘Clean Air For All’ a participative mission: Union Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav

 “It’s time to make ‘Clean Air For All’ a participative mission. The air quality improvement efforts have shown positive trends in achievement of better air quality in cities across the country. But if we wish to achieve what we aspire, ‘Jan Bhagidari’ or participative governance holds the key.” This was stated by Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav in Chennai today during the inauguration of Sensitization cum Review Workshop – National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) and XV-FC Million Plus Cities Challenge Fund (XV-FC MPCCF) of Southern region comprising Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli.

Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister for Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Shri Siva . V. Meyyanathan, Secretary of Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Smt Leena Nandan, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Forest, Government of Tamil Nadu Smt  Supriya Sahu, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Shri Naresh Pal Gangwar participated in the inaugural  ceremony of the 2 day regional workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Speaking on the occasion Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav appreciated the state mentioning that Chennai, Madurai and Trichy, the 3 million plus cities’ air quality is within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. He also praised the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for the initiative of E- Commute program, under which all the officials of the board commute to office every Wednesday through non fossil fuel driven vehicles.

In another revolutionary step, he asserted that India leapfrogged to BS-VI standard and the adoption of its norms for fuel and vehicles is one of the landmark policy decisions towards combating air pollution.

“Under NCAP, 132 non-attainment cities have been identified across the country based on the Air Quality data from 2014-2018.  The list is a heterogeneous mix of cities of all sizes and types and in southern India we have 13 such cities from Andhra Pradesh and 4 each from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana”, he added.

Shri Bhupender Yadav recalled the Prime Minister’s commitment to ensure clean air to all people by improving the air quality in around 100 cities through holistic approach.

The Minister appealed to the young  population to become active agents in the mission to improve air quality by adopting sustainable lifestyles, appropriate behaviours and attitudes and become change agents of the society. He expressed confidence that with the coordination, collaboration, participation and sustained efforts of all stakeholders, the objectives of NCAP in addressing the issue of air pollution in a  comprehensive manner will be achieved.



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