By: Wang Cheng-chung and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Nearly 20,000 people attended a foot-washing event
in the Presidential Office plaza Sunday to advocate and promote the traditional family value of filial piety and mark the National Sports Day.
Chang Chao-kuo (張朝國), president of the event’s organizer, the Republic of China Sports Federation (ROCSF), said that the activity aimed to spread the traditional culture of filial piety, which he believes is “the essence of Chinese and Taiwanese culture.”
It was the third year in a row that the large-scale foot-washing event was held to heighten awareness among young people of the importance of filial piety and inspire people to treat their parents and other senior citizens better. [FULL STORY]