The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today (Wednesday) organized a torch relay on campus to show its support for the 2009 East Asian Games.
Under the theme "Light the way to the 2009 East Asian Games", the torch-lighting kick-off ceremony was officiated by HKUST President Tony F Chan.
"HKUST members show their full support for the 2009 East Asian Games by organizing the campus torch relay. The activity not only highlights the spirit of sportsmanship in the HKUST community, but also enhances the students' organization and communication skills," said President Chan at the ceremony.
President Chan marked the opening of the torch relay by passing the torch to the first torch bearer, Alex Choo, Chairman of the HKUST Sports Association. A total of 23 torch bearers, comprising staff and students from the HKUST Sports Association and Students' Union, as well as student volunteers for the 2009 East Asian Games, carried the torch around the campus.
The activity successfully ended with the chanting of the slogan of the 2009 East Asian Games, led by President Chan.
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