KWNC Holds its First Flag-Raising Ceremony to Foster the Spirit of Patriotism and Love for Macao

  • KWNC holding flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the College Anniversary

  • The flag-raising ceremony conducted by student flag raisers

  • Students attending the flag-raising ceremony to foster the spirit of patriotism and love for Macao

To warmly celebrate the College's 95th Anniversary and Youth Day, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) held its first flag-raising ceremony at 8 a.m. on 4 May, 2018, in the hope of fostering the spirit of patriotism and love for Macao in teachers and students, and further strengthening their national values and national pride through the solemn ceremony.
The Director of the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), Mr. Sou Chio Fai, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Culture and Education of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Mr. Pu Hailong, Chair of Board of Directors of the College, Mr. Lau Veng Seng, Vice-Chairs Ms. Ung Pui Kun, Mr. Sio Chi Wai and Mr. António José de Freitas, KWNC President Ms. Van Iat Kio, representatives from Alumni Association, guests from both inside and outside the College, as well as more than 300 teachers and students attended the flag-raising ceremony.

Everyone attending the flag-raising ceremony was in high spirits. The flag-raising ceremony was conducted by the color guard team composed of three students. It was an inspiring moment during the raising of the Five-Star Flag amid the majestic national anthem of China. Feeling honored and proud of the first flag-raising ceremony on campus, a Year-three student, Ms. Wong Cheng Nga stated that as a symbol of national sovereignty and national dignity, the national flag embodies a country's historical traditions and national spirits which should be respected by its own citizens and the international community. Moreover, as an indispensable part of China, Macao should respect and protect the national symbols including the national flag and national anthem. She also believed that the young generation should be more active in integrating Macao with the overall development of the country, in line with the national policy of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to expand their horizons, enhance their self-competitiveness, and lay a solid foundation for the construction of the Macao SAR and China in the future.