By: Lee Chin-wei and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) A massive foot-washing event will be staged in the Presidential Office plaza and the 228 Peace Memorial Park of Taipei on Oct. 11 to foster the traditional family value of filial piety and mark the National Sports Day, event organizers said Thursday.
Applications to attend the event are open from Thursday and all applications must be received online through the official website of the Republic of China Sports Federation (ROCSF), which is organizing the annual event for the third year in a row, ROCSF President Chang Chao-kuo (張朝國) said at a press conference.
The event aims to heighten awareness among young people of the importance of filial piety and inspire people to treat their parents and other senior citizens better, Chang said.
People who have registered for the free event will each receive a health care programs manual, an umbrella, a towel package, a stool and a restaurant voucher worth NT$1,000 (US$30.7), according to Chang. [FULL STORY]