The Sunfull Foundation, founded in 2007, honors National Assemblymen deemed to have used positive language during plenary sessions.
|The Sunfull Plaque of the 20th National Assembly is delivered to the speaker of the house on Wednesday. From left: Assemblyman Min Byung-doo, Speaker Moon Hee-sang, Assemblyman Kang Seok-ho, Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byoung-chul. (Sunfull Foundation)|
The Sunfull SNS Youth Monitors -- a group consisting of 297 national high school and university students -- delivered award plaques to the 26 awardees. The awardees were picked through a selective process after close monitoring and analysis of their speeches recorded in the official National Assembly meeting log.
The Sunfull Grand Prize was awarded to four National Assembly members: Moon Hee-sang, Choi Woon-youl, Lee Myoung-su and Park Sun-sook. The Sunfull General Prize was awarded to 22 members: Kang Seok-ho, Kyeong Dae-soo, Kwon Mi-hyuk, Kwon Eun-hee, Kim Young-joo, Kim Jong-dae, Park Kyung-mee, Park Soon-ja, Park Wan-su, Song Eon-seog, Song Hee-kgyoung, Shin Yong-hyeon, Shim Ki-joon, Ahn Gyu-back, Wi Seong-gon, Yoo Jae-jung, Yoon Young-il, Lee Jin-bok, Lee Hack-young, Jeon Hyun-heui, Jeong In-hwa, and Jung Choun-sook.
|2018 Sunfull National Assembly awards ceremony (Sunfull Foundation)|
“If we all use words of encouragement and support in our daily lives, our society will be overflowing with positivity, which can reduce a substantial amount of social conflict costs,” said Assemblyman Min Byung-doo.
After the awards ceremony, Min and Kang Seok-ho, the co-chairs of the Sunfull National Assembly Political Committee, and Min Byoung-chul delivered the Sunfull plaque to the speaker of the house. The plaque had inscriptions of 297 names of the currently 299-member National Assembly who have signed the Sunfull pledge.
In a bid to spread positive energy and reduce social conflicts, 47 members of the National Assembly, including Shim Jae-kwon, Shin Sang-jin and You-Sung-yop, proposed an amendment to the Act on the Promotion of Information Network and Information Protection on Feb. 10, 2017.
The proposal would designate a “Sunfull Day” in order to promote healthy internet communities and is currently waiting to be examined by the assembly’s Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee.
By Park Ju-young (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Catherine Chung (email@example.com)