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LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2017 Positive Energy Prize Laureate Public Lecture

Hong Kong, 6 October 2017 – The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (“the LUI Che Woo Prize” or “the Prize”) hosted the Positive Energy Prize Laureate Public Lecture today. Sir Philip Craven, as the President of the International Paralympic Committee (“IPC”), which is the Positive Energy Prize Laureate this year, represented IPC to deliver the lecture titled “Changing the World through Positive Experiences” and share his faith in diversity.

Jointly organised by the LUI Che Woo Prize Limited and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) at Hotel ICON (the teaching hotel of the School of Hotel & Tourism Management, PolyU), the lecture was well received and attended by more than 400 guests and students.

The IPC is awarded the Positive Energy Prize with the Specific Area of Focus on “Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups”, for its outstanding work in proactively encouraging Para athletes in celebration and competitive participation in sports, offering hope to people with an impairment, and changing the society’s long-held biases towards them. The IPC has successfully promoted harmony among diverse groups and radiated positive energy around the globe.

The first Paralympic Games was held successfully in 1960 and has since grown into one of the world’s biggest and most important global sporting events. Using the principles of the Paralympic Movement as a blueprint and the success of the Paralympic Games as a model, IPC President Sir Philip Craven shared his belief in how world leaders could help foster a more inclusive world through positive experiences.

Guests attending the lecture included Dr. Lui Che Woo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors cum Prize Council of the LUI Che Woo Prize; Dr. York Chow Yat-ngok, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled; members of the Paralympic Games Hong Kong squad and students from special schools, local secondary schools and universities.

Founded by Dr. Lui Che Woo on 24 September 2015, the LUI Che Woo Prize is an annual, international, cross-sector and innovative award for advancing world civilisation and inspiring people to build a more harmonious world. The LUI Che Woo Prize is an international award that advances with the times. To address ever-evolving global needs and challenges, the Prize will set a Specific Area of Focus under each Prize Category every year.

The 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize’s Specific Areas of Focus are as follows:

Prize Category

2018 Specific Areas of Focus

Sustainability Prize

Development of Renewable Energy

Welfare Betterment Prize

Reduction of the Impacts of Natural Disasters

Positive Energy Prize

Elimination of Illiteracy

 

To find out more about the LUI Che Woo Prize, please visit the official website www.luiprize.org.

 

Photo 1: (Front row from left): Prof. Ambrose Yeo-chi King, 2017 Selection Panel Member of the Positive Energy Prize; Prof. Wen-hsin Yeh, Member of Prize Recommendation Committee; Mr. Andrew Thomas, Fundraising Director of Agitos Foundation; Mr. Alexander Lui Yiu-wah, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings Limited; Sir Philip Craven, President of International Paralympic Committee; Dr. Lui Che Woo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors cum Prize Council, LUI Che Woo Prize; Prof. Philip C.H. Chan, Deputy President and Provost, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU); Lady Jocelyne Carven; Dr. Moses Cheng, Member of Board of Governors, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited; Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Chairman of Prize Recommendation Committee; Prof. Sir Colin Lucas, Member of Prize Recommendation Committee.

(Back row from left): Prof. Daniel T.L. Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), PolyU; Prof. Cecilia Li-Tsang, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences; PolyU; Dr. Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President, PolyU; Ms. Vicky Lee, Chief Executive Officer, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited; Mr. Andy Tong, Vice President (Campus Development and Facilities), PolyU and Prof. Chetwyn Chan, Associate Vice President (Learning and Teaching), PolyU.

 

Photo 2: Dr. Lui Che Woo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors cum Prize Council, LUI Che Woo Prize and Prof. Daniel T.L. Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), PolyU.

 

Photo 3: Prof. Philip Chan, Deputy President and Provost, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

 

Photo 4: Sir Philip Craven, President of International Paralympic Committee (IPC). IPC is the laureate of Positive Energy Prize.

 

Photo 5: Prof. Philip Chan, Deputy President and Provost, PolyU presents souvenir to Sir Philip Craven, President of International Paralympic Committee.

 

 

Photo 6: Sir Philip Craven, President of International Paralympic Committee and Dr. York Chow Yat-ngok, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled.

 

LUI Che Woo Prize Limited

6 October 2017

 

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