Young called ‘fu­ture of na­tion’

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HKSAR -

im­por­tance to the de­vel­op­ment of young peo­ple, Xi en­cour­aged them to seize op­por­tu­ni­ties, choose the right path in their lives, serve so­ci­ety and con­trib­ute more to Hong Kong and the coun­try.

The Ju­nior Po­lice Call, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion es­tab­lished in 1974, or­ga­nizes phys­i­cal train­ing, vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties and po­lice sta­tion tours for youths. More than 1 mil­lion young peo­ple have been trained by the JPC since its es­tab­lish­ment. It has an im­por­tant role in jus­tice and pa­tri­o­tism ed­u­ca­tion for the youth of Hong Kong.

The pres­i­dent was briefed by JPC mem­bers on the aims of the group’s pro­grams, its fa­cil­i­ties and its train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. He also watched phys­i­cal train­ing ses­sions and talked with JPC mem­bers.

After hear­ing about train­ing projects, Xi said that all the ac­tiv­i­ties at the JPC camp are “sunny” pro­grams that can build young­sters’ bod­ies and minds.

“The young peo­ple should strengthen their bod­ies through join­ing such ac­tiv­i­ties. You will have a good ap­petite after go­ing home, and you will grow faster,” he told the trainees.

By at­tend­ing such train­ing pro­grams, young peo­ple also ac­quire more knowl­edge about laws, and it helps them act in ac­cor­dance with the law, Xi said.

The JPC’s mem­ber­ship has ex­panded rapidly over the years, and it now has over 180,000 mem­bers.

Its ob­jec­tives in­clude im­prov­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the po­lice and youth, fos­ter­ing a po­lice-youth part­ner­ship in the fight against crime, and de­vel­op­ing young peo­ple’s sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity to­ward so­ci­ety.

Xi praised the ef­forts of the 30,000 Hong Kong po­lice of­fi­cers in safe­guard­ing the SAR’s safety and so­cial or­der. The pros­per­ity and sta­bil­ity of Hong Kong are closely re­lated to the dili­gent work of the po­lice forces, he said.

It’s a visionary move for Hong Kong po­lice to be en­gaged in the train­ing of young­sters, Xi said.

Also on Fri­day, Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan, vis­ited an el­derly care cen­ter, where she spoke with se­niors about their daily lives.

Peng joined the res­i­dents in mak­ing hand­i­crafts at the cen­ter, and wished them a happy and healthy life.


Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping vis­its the Ju­nior Po­lice Call Per­ma­nent Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre and In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Camp in Hong Kong on Fri­day.

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