Over 10,000 nickname proposals collected for Aisad volunteers

09:35, November 17, 2010      

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Volunteers Department of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC) has received more than 4,300 e-mails of 12,758 nickname suggestions since a nickname solicitation campaign for the Guangzhou Asian Games volunteers was inaugurated to call for public proposals from November 4.

Most of the nicknames are creative, combining the Asian Games elements with the unique Lingnan culture, and most of them tend to use the Chinese character "Yang".

Not only the Guangzhou citizens, but also people from the other parts in China showed their great enthusiam for this event. Huang Kaijie, a volunteer who is responsible for the nickname solicitation event, said: "We receive more than 200 e-mails everyday from all over the country, like Hei Longjiang Province, Beijing, Tianjin and Jiangsu Province. " According to Huang, Guangzhou citizens prefer the word "Yue" and "Guang" ( both of them refer to Guangdong Province/Guangzhou for short.) to showcase the local Cantonese culture while those sent from the outside of Guangzhou are prone to feature the elements of Asian Games.

Citizens and volunteers play a determinative role in deciding the name for the Guangzhou Asian Games volunteers.

Source: GAGOC


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