Various activities to mark International Children’s Day takes place in Vietnam

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Various activities to mark the International Children's Day took place in provinces and cities across Vietnam on June 1 st, which attracted the participation of children, including disadvantaged children. * More than 800 disabled children from 15 schools for the disabled, shelters and charitable centres in Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Tra Vinh Provinces, took part in the 16 th Culture and Sports Festival for disabled children in 2012. The event aims to create an interesting playground for the disabled and to help them integrate into community. During the Day, disabled children had an opportunity to play interesting games, to perform songs and dances as well to exchange with each other. * Children in Hanoi had a chance to enjoy circus and magic items by the artists, Ngo Huyen, Ba Anh, Quang Anh and Quan Anh on June 1 st. In addition, the four-day program "Festival to light up children's dreams", with many interesting activities, was opened at the West Lake Park on May 31 … [Read more...]

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by Thu Anh Too much, too soon There was a time when children grew up learning plenty of songs written for them - songs that told stories, songs that expressed the beauty of nature, songs about a beautiful place or songs about a national hero. Those songs are still being sung by children, but it seems that there are no new songs being composed for them. Instead children are turning to music meant for adults. Veteran musician Pham Tuyen said in a recent interview with the Lao Dong newspaper: "I worry when many children get excited about love that adults' songs, in both Vietnamese and English, deal with, and not about childhood and friendship." Musicians simply seem to have forgotten their most uncritical fans, he said, adding that fresh effort was needed to change this situation. Songs for children like Em La Hoa Hong Nhoû (I'm A Small Rose), Canh En Tuoi Tho (Swallow - Wings of Childhood) and Tuoi Hong (Pink Age) - composed respectively by Trinh Cong Son, Pham Tuyen and Truong … [Read more...]

Pham Tuyen – A musical historian

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Almost all Vietnamese would know the song Nhu co Bac Ho trong ngay vui dai thang (Uncle Ho seems to be with us on the festive day of the grand victory). The lyrics have gone into the hearts of all people, with a penetrating appeal to millions to indulge themselves in the joy of the nations triumph. Its author is composer Pham Tuyen, many of whose works over the past 50 years are closely associated with very particular moments of national history. For this very reason, quite a few people have remarked that his ballads constitute a music chronicle of history. Composer Pham Tuyen, 74, is living in the age in which work has become a secondary matter to everyone. Nonetheless, he keeps travelling to all corners of the land to draw inspiration for his creative work. His feet never seem to get tired along the passage of time. We met him when he had just returned from Hai Duong and from a long journey to Dien Bien Phu, and then making preparations for his trip to Hue. He has been invited to … [Read more...]

Kinh Do donates Mid-Autumn gifts to poor children

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On the occasion of the up-coming Mid-Autumn Festival later this week, Kinh Do Company has donated 10,000 gifts worth VND400 million to poor households, especially children in social sponsor centers and underprivileged students in remote areas. In the North, Northern Kinh Do Foodstuff Processing Joint Stock Company has collaborated with the Vietnam Children Sponsor Fund, the Hanoi Children Support Fund, the Vietnam Disabled Children Aid Association and local authorities to hand out over 2,000 gifts to disabled children and poor students in rural areas. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lien (L) from Kinh Do Company gives gifts and talks with poor children - Photo: Quoc Hung In the South and the Central, Kinh Do has cooperated with the HCMC Fatherland Front Committee to present 1,500 gifts including 1,500 moon cakes and other candies to poor children in charitable centers and unfortunate kids in Thu Duc, Go Vap, Nha Be districts and District 7 in HCMC. The company also cooperated with the HCMC Red … [Read more...]

A Shelter for Disabled Children

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Since 2001, Que Huong Charity Centre in Ho Chi Minh City has received and nurtured over 2,000 orphan and disabled children. Its success is attributed to the great efforts of the Centre's Director Huynh Tieu Huong who overcame her own misfortunes to build the shelter. Since 2001, Que Huong Charity Centre in Ho Chi Minh City has received and nurtured over 2,000 orphan and disabled children. Its success is attributed to the great efforts of the Centre's Director Huynh Tieu Huong who overcame her own misfortunes to build the shelter. Visiting the Centre, one can't help being moved when they see the orphaned and paralysed children, who look doltish with their deformities, being taken in and taught to write, sing, dance, work and play. In this great family, all the children live happily with the love of their mother, Huynh Tieu Huong. Born in 1968, Huynh Tieu Huong suffered a miserable childhood. She doesn't know her mother and father. At the age of six, she had to earn her own living by … [Read more...]

City hosts football tourney for disadvantaged children

A match between Hanoi (white) and the host Ho Chi Minh City after the openning ceremony for the tournemant

PANO – 130 disadvantaged children are taking part in a football tournament, which was kicked off at the Military Zone 7 Sporting House in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City, on May 26th. Eight football teams from the host, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Can Tho, Khanh Hoa, Ca Mau, Gia Lai and Instruction School No.4 of the Ministry of Public Security, compete for the cup. The event aims to help such children from across the country meet together and hone their physical strength on the occasion of International Children's Day (June 1st). After the five-day tournament, the organizing panel will offer a free trip to Thailand to the 10 best players in the coming time. Besides, they will work with relevant agencies to provide city tours for nearly 2,000 other disadvantaged children from across the nation. Translated by Pham Huy … [Read more...]

Buddhist monks, followers’ contributions to Hanoi praised

Hanoi’s Party Committee Secretary Pham Quang Nghi (at the center) at the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday. (Photo: anninhthudo.vn)

(VOVworld) – Hanoi’s Party Committee Secretary Pham Quang Nghi spoke highly of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam (BSV) on Wednesday for its contributions to the capital’s growth. Nghi made the statement at a meeting with Buddhist dignitaries and monks on the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday. He extended his greetings to the Sangha and Buddhist followers at home and abroad and called on them to make more contributions to a prosperous, democratic, and civilized Vietnam. Nghi expressed his belief that Buddhist monks and followers will continue to join hands in developing the capital to be on a par with other cities in the world. As this year’s Buddha’s birthday coincides with International Children’s Day on June 1st, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has encouraged its branches to hold more summer Buddhist study courses for teenagers and children to practice and improve themselves to become useful citizens in society. … [Read more...]

Entertainment floods Hanoi

Vim and vigour: Thien Nhan, winner of The Voice Kid 2014, debuts her live show today. She will perform the songs that impressed audiences during the contest. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

VietNamNet Bridge – As International Children's Day (June 1) nears, Hanoian children seem to have an abundance entertainment options, with several new plays and music programmes set for the occasion. Popular cartoon characters will star in a new music and dance programme to be performed by the Youth Theatre from May 30 to June 1. Entitled Adventure in the Cartoon World, the show centres on Anna and Elsa, the princesses from Frozen; Baymax from Big Hero 6; Maleficent from Maleficent; and Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Mischievous characters from other cartoon series will appear, including from Oggy and the Cockroaches, Upin-Ipin, The Pink Panther, and the Russian-made Nu, Pogodi! (Well, Just You Wait!). Alongside this performance, the Youth Theatre will also debut De Men Phieu Luu Ky (Adventures of a Cricket). Adapted from the children's tale of the same title written by To Hoai, the play tells the story of a cricket who leaves his nest and travels around. He grows … [Read more...]

Art program donates nearly USD 46,000 to needy children

Organizers of program "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" presenting gifts to needy children. Photo: cand.com.vn

Art program "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over VND 1 billion (USD 45,800) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organizing board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over VND 20 billion (USD 916,200) so far. The 7th edition of the charity program was organized by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1st). The program will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30th. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised during the … [Read more...]

Where to take kids on Int’l Children’s Day in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

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Tuoi Tre News offers readers some tips on where you and your children can enjoy your time together on the forthcoming International Children’s Day (June 1). The day is observed in a number of countries. For readers in Hanoi, a program titled "Cung Choi Tro Choi Dan Gian Cac Nuoc" (Let’s Play Countries’ Folk Games) may be one choice, according to the website of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. The event is slated to run on Saturday and Sunday at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, located at Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Cau Giay District. It offers kids the opportunity to engage in 20 riveting folk games, including sack hopping, walking in halved coconut shells, rope walking and "Yutnori" (South Korea’s traditional board game), from Vietnam and other countries, including Thailand, South Korea, Laos, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. Young participants will also get to know more about Vietnam’s and other countries’ traditional … [Read more...]

Fair and exhibition for children to open in Hanoi on May 27th

A fair on childhood world and a national exhibition on children’s painting 2015 will open in Hanoi on May 27th to mark the International Children’s Day (June 1st).  The information was released at a press briefing held in Hanoi on May 25th by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in coordination with the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition.  Diverse activities such as an exhibition a safe traffic, a fair on studying equipment and learning tools, an art performance including circus and plays for children will be held on this occasion.  The highlight of the event is the a national exhibition on children’s paintings which will feature about 400 paintings selected from 34,250 entries submitted for a painting contest launched for children in 574 schools nationwide. The paintings will show children’s love for their families and teachers as well as scenes of student life.      Paintings to be displayed at the exhibition  The event will run until June 1st at No2 Hoa Lu street, Hanoi./.

A fair on childhood world and a national exhibition on children’s painting 2015 will open in Hanoi on May 27th to mark the International Children’s Day (June 1st). The information was released at a press briefing held in Hanoi on May 25th by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in coordination with the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition. Diverse activities such as an exhibition a safe traffic, a fair on studying equipment and learning tools, an art performance including circus and plays for children will be held on this occasion. The highlight of the event is the a national exhibition on children’s paintings which will feature about 400 paintings selected from 34,250 entries submitted for a painting contest launched for children in 574 schools nationwide. The paintings will show children’s love for their families and teachers as well as scenes of student life. Paintings to be … [Read more...]

Art progamme donates nearly US$46,000 to needy children

Art programme "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over VND1 billion (US$45,800) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organising board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over VND20 billion (US$916,200) so far. The 7th edition of the charity programme was organised by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1). The programme will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised during … [Read more...]

Art progamme donates nearly 46,000 USD to needy children

Art programme "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over 1 billion VND (45,800 USD) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organising board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over 20 billion VND (916,200 USD) so far. The 7th edition of the charity programme was organised by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1). The programme will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised … [Read more...]

Hanoi to host Family Concert Richard Strauss

On the occasion of International Children’s Day, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and the Goethe-Institut will jointly hold a family concert for children and their parents in the concert hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, on May 31. The music will feature works by German composer Richard Strauss. The stories of Till Eulenspiegel will be told by a narrator and they will be conveyed through the music itself. Till Eulenspiegel is famous for never taking neither himself nor his fellows too seriously but looking at life from a humorous point of view. The narrator is sometimes a fool, sometimes a superhero. The children are welcome to participate – even conducting can be tried out! The children and their parents get to know all sorts of interesting facts about the different instruments. The symphonic poem "Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks" was performed for the first time in Vietnamese by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. Now the work … [Read more...]

Family Concert Richard Strauss to be held in Hanoi on May 31

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VietNamNet Bridge - On the occasion of International Children’s Day, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and the Goethe-Institut will jointly hold a family concert for children and their parents in the concert hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street, Hanoi, on May 31. The music will feature works by German composer Richard Strauss. The stories of Till Eulenspiegel will be told by a narrator and they will be conveyed through the music itself. Till Eulenspiegel is famous for never taking neither himself nor his fellows too seriously but looking at life from a humorous point of view. The narrator is sometimes a fool, sometimes a superhero. The children are welcome to participate – even conducting can be tried out! The children and their parents get to know all sorts of interesting facts about the different instruments. The symphonic poem "Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks" was performed for the first time in Vietnamese by the Vietnam … [Read more...]

HCM City stocks up on toys for kids’ day

Most of the toys are from China. — Photo VNA

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — HCM City is gearing up to celebrate the International Children's Day, June 1, by filling its supermarkets and shops with all kinds of toys and fun activities for children. Many retail and wholesale toy shops in the area around Binh Tay Market in District 6 have been stocking up on toys since the middle of this month. Many of them have also received orders from many provinces and cities. According to traders here, most of the toys are from China. Prices had risen slightly from last year, they said. Many shops on Hai Ba Trung Street in District 1 and Phan Van Han Street in Binh Thanh District are also stocked up on all kinds of toys. A shop owner on Phan Van Han Street said sales were still modest but expected to rise strongly closer to June 1. Dolls, cuddly rabbits, dogs, and cooking toy sets are among the most popular items for girls, while for boys it was battery-operated cars, toy aeroplanes, and robots, she said. Supermarkets are also in on the act, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/5

Designer Thuan Viet and models.

Vietnamese Ao Dai introduced in New York Two collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) were introduced to international friends at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the United States on May 23. The show was under a cultural and arts programme for the conservation of wildlife species with the participation of eight Asian countries - Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The collections included 30 dresses by designer Thuan Viet and were shown onVietnamese models from New York City, New Jersey and Washington. The dresses’ patterns were embroidered with the image of tigers from kinds of Vietnamese folk paintings and crystal glass flowers. In addition to the show, a workshop on Dong Ho folk painting and a display of Hoi An lanterns were held during the programme. Through unique cultural activities, international friends could know more about the beauty of landscapes, people and culture of … [Read more...]

Activities for children on their day

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PANO - The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will hold interesting activities for children on May 30th and 31st in Hanoi on the occasion of International Children's Day, which falls on June 1st. Accordingly, children will have chance taking part in 20 folk games of Vietnam and other countries such as the Republic of Korea and Thailand. The organizer will also organize a show of traditional costumes of some countries, teach the participants how to make folk toys, and give brief introduction of some ethnic minority groups’ traditions. These practical activities are aimed to popularize the cultural and traditional diversity of Vietnam and other countries to children and tourists. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]

Books & Kids Fair 2015 to be held in Hanoi

Photo for illustration. (Source: CPV)

Books & Kids Fair 2015 will take place at the Vietnam Youth Academy at 58 Nguyen Chi Thanh in Hanoi from May 29th to June 1st to celebrate International Children’s Day (June 1st). At the event, books will be displayed on 60 stalls with discounts of up to 50%. Visitors will have the opportunity to become involved in games and other activities that aim to improve intelligence and life skills. Diverse activities will be held during the fair, including a seminar on methods of taking care of children with the participation of psychologists and sociologists, and a free consultation on nutrition and dental health for children as well as a painting contest. The British Council will talk about English learning skills for children. Besides, free nutritional counseling for children, dental care will also be provided./. … [Read more...]