The Hanoians on the Spratly Islands

'Sunrise on the island', oil painting by Dang Kong Ngoan

Nhan Dan - I have made several voyages to Truong Sa (The Spratly Islands). However, every time I reach here, my feeling seems staying the same. I get very excited when I am about setting foot on them - either the islets or the submerged reefs - Then comes my harassment after leaving for the mainland, even when my hands are full. Having got islands, the blue seems less lonely, Islands with seamen, they belong to homeland partly. Islands look so small that words can't go far-away, They've got … [Read more...]

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Workshop discuss 70 years of Prison Diary


(VOVworld) - A workshop to discuss 70 years of President Ho Chi Minh's Prison Diary opened in Hanoi on Friday. Participants stressed the ideological and artistic value of the work, which portrayed the soul and personality of Ho Chi Minh, a great soldier for national freedom and independence. In his address, Head of the Party Central Committee's Communication and Education Commission, Dinh The Huynh called on writers, researchers and critics to continue to explain the great value of the work … [Read more...]

Hanoi marks DPRK’s founding anniversary

(VOV) -A meeting was held in Hanoi on September 6 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Party delegation visits DPRK Vietnam, DPRK vow to enhance traditional relations Strengthening Vietnam-DPRK ties Vietnam-DPRK Friendship Association President Pham Tat Dong congratulated the Korean leaders and people on their special occasion. He highlighted the DPRK's achievements in national construction and development, and expressed pleasure at the … [Read more...]

U23 Vietnam football squad gathers for SEA Games 27

Photo: Mai Huong - Vnexpress

(CPV) - Head coach Hoang Van Phuc and his 21 students have met at the national young football training centre in Hanoi, ready for practice from 8h45 am of September 6. Song Lam Nghe An club contributes 6 members for this gathering. Currently, mid-defender Thanh Hao's gums are swollen, resulting in some difficulties in communicating and eating. Names of captain and vice captains will be announced later. Currently, Van Quyet is still the team captain and Manh Dung, Buu Ngoc are vice captains. … [Read more...]

“Ho Chi Minh city – Our home” festival attracts 25 countries and territories

(CPV) - "Ho Chi Minh city - Our home" festival will be first organized by the Ho Chi Minh city People's Committee on September 10-12 in Van Thanh park. The event includes various information activities and exhibitions introducing the socio-economic achievements of Ho Chi Minh city; showcases outstanding images of external activities as well as the beauty of the land and people of Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh city in particular, and many cultural and entertainment activities and cuisines. … [Read more...]

81 outstanding students in contests in 2013 to be honoured

On September 5, Deputy Minister of Education and Education Tran Quang Quy said that the ministry will organize a ceremony to honour 81 outstanding students in contests held in 2013. 34 students won medals at regional and international Olympiads; 47 students obtained absolute marks in university entrance exams. These students come from ten provinces and cities, including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Vinh Phuc, Ho Chi Minh city, Hai Duong, Nghe An and College of Natural Sciences … [Read more...]

HCMC to host Winter Fair 2013

The "Winter Fair 2013" will be held in Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) for the first time from December 19-22 . On September 3, the ETC Communication Centre and TDT Events said the fair, which is inspired by the end-of-year festivals in European countries, would highlight the specific characteristics of winter in Europe, in combination with the unique culture of HCMC. The fair aims towards the message of love, sharing and cultural exchange. Thus, beside a wide range of activities such as art … [Read more...]

Central province assists disadvantaged pupils

Giving books to poor children in Le Thuy district  (Photo: Nhan dan newspaper)

The Department of Education and Training of the central province of Quang Binh has announced that diverse agencies and localities inside and outside the province have mobilised over VND4 billion to assist disadvantaged pupils. Accordingly, from July to early September, the provincial study encouragement society encouraged organizations and individuals to give scholarships to excellent and poor pupils, with a total capital of VND3.327 billion, Nhan Dan (People) newspaper reported. In … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh city gives 1,000 medical insurance cards to the poor

City leaders give medical insurance cards to poor people. (Photo: PANO)

On September 4, representatives of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh city and the city Department of Health granted 1,000 medical insurance cards to poor families in three districts. The medical insurance cards were contributed by organizations and individuals in the program to provide healthcare for the poor launched by the city Fatherland Front and Department of Health. The program aims to raise awareness about healthcare services among the poor. Accordingly, the city encourages … [Read more...]

Vietnam Idol to be launched this weekend

Specifically, the round will take place in Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang on September 7, Da Lat on September 10, Hai Phong on September 12, Hanoi on September 21 and 22, and will conclude in Ho Chi Minh City on October 12 and 13.

The singing reality show "Vietnam Idol 2013" will kick off its nationwide qualifier round in eight provinces and cities from September 7. Film director Nguyen Quang Dung has been announced as the first member of the contest's jury, which is in its 5th year. More information can be found at Last July, Ya Suy, a member of the Churu ethnic minority community in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, was crowned on season four of "Vietnam Idol" after receiving … [Read more...]