Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Presentation Ceremony 2021

Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Presentation Ceremony 2021

The Presentation Ceremony of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships was held on 2 November 2021 to award the new cohort of 45 undergraduate scholars, and congratulate 54 recently graduated Scholars as they embarked on a new chapter in life.

 

At the Ceremony, Club Chairman Philip Chen was joined by Guest of Honour, Daniel Chan, Badminton Men’s Singles WH2 Bronze Medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games; Club Deputy Chairman Michael Lee; Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges; Club Executive Director, Charities and Community, Leong Cheung; Club Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Raymond Tam; and representatives from participating tertiary institutions.

 

Club Chairman Philip Chen noted that the Club’s commitment is not just to develop the intellectual capacity of Scholars but also their sense of social responsibility. For the Club’s sole purpose is the betterment of society. He encouraged the Scholars to take everything that they have learned to heart. In particular, he urged them to uphold the highest ethical standards and integrity; to be positive and have no fear of facing challenges; to work hard and put the overall interest above their own desires; and never to forget they are part of the community and that many people need their help.

 

Sharing his own words of inspiration was this year’s Guest of Honour, Daniel Chan, who won a bronze medal in the Badminton Men’s Singles WH2 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Despite losing his left leg in an accident more than ten years ago, he has never given up, becoming the first wheelchair badminton player in Hong Kong. His resilience and drive for excellence reflect the ‘can-do’ spirit shared by both Hong Kong and the Club. Congratulating this year’s Jockey Club Scholars, Chan urged them to cherish what they have now, to believe in themselves and to dare pursue their dreams.

 

For the full press release, please click here.

 

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