Jointly organized by the Ministry of the Interior and the Pingtung County Government, the National Migrants Day of this year was held on December 12 in the “V.I.P ZONE (Victorystar in Pingtung)” to expand the celebration activities. Under the theme of “Step Forward Hand-in-Hand with Southern Countries,” a total of 19 groups kicked off the activity with a lively street parade. The Magistrate Pan Men-An welcomed Chen Tsung-Yen, the Political Deputy Minister of the Ministry of the Interior, Chung Ching-Kun, the Director-General of the National Immigration Agency, and fourteen foreign guests from the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, the Thailand Trade and Economic Office (Kaohsiung), the French Office in Taipei (Bureau Français de Taipei), the American Institute in Taiwan (Kaohsiung Branch Office), the Kaohsiung Office of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and the Korean Mission in Taipei, etc., came to a most cordial Pingtung and had fun with new immigrants and migrant workers. The county government also thanked the migrants for bringing rich and diverse cultures and injecting new power into Taiwanese society.
In order to increase the joyous atmosphere of Migrants Day, a special street-walking event was held this year. Chen Tsung-Yen, the Political Deputy Minister of the Ministry of the Interior, with the Department of Social Affairs of Pingtung County Government, also marched in the streets with new immigrants and migrant workers. The team was first lead by the Chien-Sui Samba Dance Troupe, followed by the Oriental Dance Troupe, Angklung Taiwan, Mexican Harawi Dance Troupe, and Pingtung Mosque, which displayed gorgeous and eye-catching exotic costumes and presented multicultural performances. The participating people were also waving the national flag excitedly in the parade.
In the event, the Ministry of the Interior specially praised ten outstanding new immigrants and migrant workers, including Chen Yu-Shui, a Vietnamese who compiled a comparison table of important legal terms in Taiwan and Vietnam and is committed to equal legal information, the Indonesian Ma Yueh-E, who enthusiastically promotes cultural exchanges and fosters new immigrants, the Thai Thanawa who is committed to teaching Chinese to his fellow countryman and acts as a bridge between labor and management, etc., and expressed gratitude and respect for their long-term contributions and dedication to Taiwan.
(from Pingtung County Government / look more →https://www.pthg.gov.tw/en/News_Content.aspx?n=5A0FC8552638ABF0&s=A3943BC938F65B5A)
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