China News Service, Shenzhen, June 15th (Zheng Xiaohong and Dong Yutong) The opening chapter of Shenzhen and Hong Kong youth painting a beautiful bay area - a series of activities in Shenzhen's century-old Pinghu launched in Shenzhen on the 14th, and a series of activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Longgang in Shenzhen launched at the same time. .

Students from a total of 10 schools in Shenzhen and Hong Kong participated in the launching ceremony through online connection, and sang the theme song "Before" for the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, wishing Hong Kong a better tomorrow.

  It is reported that as part of the "Hand in Hand, Go Forward" series of activities of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Growth Plan, this activity started two-way exchanges between Shenzhen and Hong Kong students through painting and enhanced friendship.

The "Aerial Art Classroom" is also set up, using Pinghu's century-old history and culture, Pinghu's entrepreneurial story of Hong Kong entrepreneurs, and the present and future of Pinghu and Hong Kong as materials, inviting art teachers to guide painting creation.

Some of the outstanding paintings of the students will be included in the 2022 Mainland-Hong Kong-Macao Cultural and Tourism Exchange and Cultivation Project of the General Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism "Carbon Neutral World in the Minds of Children in the Greater Bay Area" and exhibited at the China National Academy of Painting .

The opening chapter of Shenzhen and Hong Kong youths jointly painting the beautiful bay area - the series of activities of entering Shenzhen's century-old Pinghu were launched in Shenzhen.

Photo by Dong Yutong

  Li Gongxun, deputy director of the New Territories Work Department of the Hong Kong Liaison Office, said in a live speech that the "Hand in Hand, Go Forward" series of activities of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Growth Plan has attracted the active participation of schools in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. It is hoped that this event will deepen the cultural integration of the two places and jointly promote future development.

  Cai Ruolin, Deputy Director of the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a speech online, and sincerely hoped that the series of activities would build a closer relationship between teachers and students in the two places, deepen mutual understanding, learn from each other, and achieve mutual benefits and win-win results. Under the "Five" plan and the rapid development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, we will give full play to our strengths, and join hands to give back to the society and contribute to the country.

Youngsters from Shenzhen and Hong Kong sang the theme song "Before" for the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, wishing Hong Kong a better tomorrow.

Photo by Dong Yutong

  Pan Siyao, a student from Fengxi No. 1 Primary School in Hong Kong, said that after Hong Kong returned to the motherland, we had many opportunities to communicate, contact and share with the mainland.

It is believed that in the future, we will surely become a new generation with national ideas, Hong Kong sentiments, international vision and commitment spirit, and contribute to the country.

  Jin Wenxuan, a student from Class 11, Grade 7, Shenzhen Pinghu Middle School, said in an interview that she hoped to make more Hong Kong friends through the "Aerial Art Class" activity in the future.

  Lv Zikang, a young Hong Kong youth who has worked in Shenzhen for more than 20 years, said that he hoped that more Hong Kong primary and secondary school students would visit cities in the Greater Bay Area, including Shenzhen, to experience the development achievements of the motherland.

  The event was hosted by the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Bureau of Longgang District, Shenzhen, the Party Working Committee and Office of Pinghu Street; Undertook by Damei Youth Growth and Development Guidance Center; co-organized by Asia Steel Group, Pinghu Middle School, etc.

Zhou Wenjun, the second-level inspector of the United Front Work Department of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee, and You Yu, member of the Standing Committee of the Longgang District Committee and Minister of the United Front Work Department, attended the offline activities.

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