ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 6/4

Vietnamese festivals on show at French photo exhibit A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam’s traditional cultural festivals will be held from May 26 to June 13 at the Vietnam Cultural Center in France, reported newswire To quoc of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism this week. The show, to be co-held by the Ministry and others, will portray major, outstanding festivals and rites held throughout Vietnam, including the Giong, Huong Pagoda, Hung Kings Temple festivals in the north, as well as gong festivals in the central highlands, and the wedding ceremonies of Khmer ethnic groups in the south. The photos were selected from submissions to photo contests both in Vietnam and abroad. The event aims to provide an overall view of the country’s traditional, folk culture to French people and the world as a way to promote tourism in Vietnam. After the exhibition, the photo collections will be given to the center to continue promoting Vietnamese culture and tourism in … [Read more...]

Teens banned from major music show

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Under-18s will be banned from one of the biggest music events of the year. The Step Up Summer music festival will take place on April 11, but teenagers will struggle to be admitted, as the show has introduced Vietnam's first age limit on admission. Organisers have taken the contentious decision to exclude younger fans due to the rash of media-generated scandals involving scantily clad pop-singers. The show, jointly organised by the Hanoi Beer Company and teen-favourite online website mp3.zing.vn, will feature pop and commercial hiphop favourites including Tuan Hung, Doan Trang, Dong Nhi, Luu Huong Giang, Hoang Hai, The Men, M4U, Emily, Justa Tee and Rapper LK. General Director of the festival, composer Ho Hoai Anh said the event would be unlike anything seen before. Free tickets will distributed from the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre. … [Read more...]

“Step Up summer 2012” Gala – A playground for youths

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The Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (HABECO) will work with social network, Zing, to hold a music Gala, “Step Up Summer 2012”, at the Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre, 148 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi on April 11th at 6.30pm. The event, directed by musician Ho Hoai Anh, aims to review results of three contests launched by HABACO from October, 2010 to March 2012, namely Slogan design, dream party design, Lunar New Year card design and Video of Spring Moments. Audiences will have an opportunity to enjoy songs and dances performed by famous Vietnamese singers, dancers and music bands, such as Tuan Hung, Doan Trang, Dong Nhi, Luu Huong Giang, Hoang Hai, the Men, M4U, Emily, Justa Tee, Rapper LK, Big Toes, Cun Cun and DJ Veoslim. Along with music, organisers will also organise interesting games for audience members over 18 years old. Those who want to join the Gala should visit website: www.sukien.habeco.com.vn, and answer questions to get ticket and … [Read more...]

Art show to honor people with disabilities

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The 13th charitable art program "One Heart-One World" was held in Hanoi on April 7 to draw the community’s attention to the care for disadvantaged people. It aims to connect people and organizations towards supporting vulnerable groups on the occasion of the upcoming Vietnam Day for People with Disabilities (April 18). Besides the art performances, the audience also had a chance to engage with outstanding disadvantaged people who have made every effort to overcome their difficulties and integrate into the community. Vision-impaired Nguyen Thi Phong, 30, from southern Vinh Long province, told the audience that she pursued a zither music course at the Ho Chi Minh City cinematography and stage theatre. She won a gold medal at the "Don ca tai tu" festival in Ho Chi Minh City and Prize B at the national "Don ca tai tu" festival. Do Van Hai, from northern Bac Giang province, earns over 500 million VND (22,500 USD) per year from his agricultural production, despite limb … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/4

Charitable art performance to be held next week The 12th charitable art programme "One Heart-One World" will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17 to draw the community’s attention to caring for disabled and orphaned children. The annual event aims to honour outstanding people with disabilities and orphans nationwide as well as connect people and organisations towards supporting these vulnerable groups, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans Nguyen Dinh Lieu told the press on April 10. He added that with the donations mobilised over the past 11 years, a wide range of programmes have been organised to improve the livelihoods of the handicapped. Besides the art performances, the audience also had a chance to engage with disadvantaged people who have made every effort to overcome their difficulties and integrate into the community. This year, the Association plans to conduct orthopaedic surgeries for 1,200 people and cataract surgeries … [Read more...]

12th “One heart-One world” program

A press conference to introduce the 12th "One heart-One world" program.

(VOVworld) – A charity art performance program called "One heart-One world" will be held in Hanoi next Friday in response to Vietnam’s Day for People with Disabilities on April 18th. The program co-sponsored by the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), VTV and Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, aims to honor donors, disabled people and orphans who do their best to overcome difficulties in life. Luong Phan Cu is ASVHO Vice Chairman: "As part of this program, we want to focus on implementing laws on the handicapped and orphans and the support program for them from the period 2011 to 2015. These activities are a response to the National Assembly’s approval of the convention which changes from humanitarian charity to assuring the rights for peole with disabilities". … [Read more...]

Charitable art performance to be held next week

The 12th charitable art programme "One Heart-One World" will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17 to draw the community’s attention to caring for disabled and orphaned children. The annual event aims to honour outstanding people with disabilities and orphans nationwide as well as connect people and organisations towards supporting these vulnerable groups, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans Nguyen Dinh Lieu told the press on April 10. He added that with the donations mobilised over the past 11 years, a wide range of programmes have been organised to improve the livelihoods of the handicapped. Besides the art performances, the audience also had a chance to engage with disadvantaged people who have made every effort to overcome their difficulties and integrate into the community. This year, the Association plans to conduct orthopaedic surgeries for 1,200 people and cataract surgeries for 4,500 blind people, provide 6,000 … [Read more...]

Social News 6/2

2, 165 students nationwide honored 2015 best students Ministry of Training and Education has just announced a list of students, who won the best student competition in 2015 on February 3. This year’s contest attracted 4, 350 participants , who get outstanding achievements in their study at high schools, universities nationwide. The annual competition is an useful playground, aiming to seek outstanding students for a national academic team to compete at various scholastic events. 2, 165 winners honored this year, including 140 students from Hanoi, 52 students from Ho Chi Minh City, 85 students from Hai Phong, 82 from Nghe An, 81 from Hai Duong and 78 from Nam Dinh and other. Student Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang from Natural Science Gifted High School won the first prize in mathematical category. Hanoi team took the leading one of nationwide about number of good students. Manhunt after bank theft, inside job suspected A nationwide manhunt is underway for a bank employee believed to … [Read more...]

Charity programme supporting handicapped, orphans launched

The launching ceremony for a charity programme aiming to raise funds to provide assistance to the handicapped, orphans and Agent Orange victims on the occasion of the Lunar New Year was held in Hanoi on February 4. Themed " Spring for the world of children", the event was co-organised by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), the TTV programme, and the "Beloved Four Seasons" fund under the Hanoi Olympia School. Speaking at the event, Chairman of ASVHO Nguyen Dinh Lieu expressed his hope that the programme will give generous individuals and organizations in Vietnam and internationally the opportunity to alleviate burdens faced by the disadvantaged groups. Donors may contribute to the programme through the website: www.sieuthihangdoihang.com . It will run until March 28.-VNA … [Read more...]

Charitable programme launched to support disadvantaged children

Presents given to disadvantaged children at the launching of the programme in Hanoi on February 4. (Image credit: VNA)

NDO – A charitable programme named ‘Spring for Children’ was launched on February 4, calling for joint support for orphans, disabled children and victims of Agent Orange to enjoy a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. The programme is co-funded by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), Vietnam’s communications in companion with enterprises (TTV) programme, and Four Seasons of Love Foundation by the Olympia Schools. Running through until March 28, the initiative is expected to mobilise communities, media agencies, companies and sponsors to donate their own products and services to support disadvantaged children nationwide during Tet. Donations by businesses and philanthropists can be made publicity on website www.sieuthihangdoihang.com and on multiple media channels in support of the programme. Speaking at the launching ceremony, ASVHO Chairman Nguyen Dinh Lieu stressed the importance of the … [Read more...]

Charitable art slated for weekend

HA NOI (VNS) — The 11th charity art programme titled One Heart - One World, will be held in Ha Noi on April 13, in anticipation of Viet Nam's National Day for People with Disabilities (April 18). The annual event will be broadcast live on VTV2 in a bid to raise funds for vocational training and jobs for disabled people and orphans, said Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans. Lieu also said the programme aims to honour outstanding disabled people and orphans across the country and call on sectors, organisations and individuals to help them overcome difficulties. Over the past decade, the association has used the donations to organise many activities to help improve the lives of both groups and integrate them with local communities. Despite the efforts, many orphaned and disabled citizens still did not have access to vital healthcare services, education and employment, he said. This year, the association will drive the … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 10/4

A Russian government committee for legislative drafting activities on April 8 approved a bill ratifying a Vietnam-Russia agreement on cooperation in the field of research and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

Vietnam police arrest 11 in cybercrime raid Ho Chi Minh City police arrested 11 people from Taiwan for committing high-tech sophisticated cybercrime schemes over the internet. Local police caught the suspects red handed in Tan Phong ward, District 7, while they were in the process of swindling several Chinese people out of their money. Five laptops, 11 computers, 18 telephones, and several recorders and printers were seized in the raid. Police and prosecutors, allege the suspects made phone calls to Chinese people in a number of countries, including Vietnam, using threats and various other devices to extort money from victims. Police officials said that many people have fallen prey to these fraudsters who managed to entice some Vietnamese people to join their ring. Russia, Vietnam to explore space for peaceful purposes The document, drafted by the Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), aims to boost mutually beneficial … [Read more...]

Charitable art programme slated for weekend

The 11th charity art programme, entitled "One Heart - One World", will be held in Hanoi on April 13, in anticipation of the Vietnam Day of People with Disabilities (April 18). The annual event will be broadcast live on VTV2 in order to mobilise the community's financial aid for vocational training and job generation for disabled people and orphans, said Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans. Lieu further said that the programme also aims to honour outstanding disabled people and orphans across the country and call on sectors, organisations and individuals to join hands to help them overcome difficulties in their lives. Over the past decade, with the donations, the association has organised many activities to help people with disabilities and orphans improve their living standards and integrate into the local communities. However, localities across the country still have numerous handicapped people and orphans in … [Read more...]

Artistic show in support of disabled to be held

The 9th “One Heart, One World” artistic show will be broadcast live on VTV2 on Apr. 14 to call on the community to pay more care to disadvantaged people and orphaned children. Speaking at a press briefing in Hanoi on Apr. 5, Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans said that many popular artists will join children from Ba Dinh district of Hanoi in the performance. He added that the programme’s organising board has so far collected nearly 13 billion VND (600,000 million USD) from local and foreign individuals and organsiations to help people with disabilities and orphans with hope of helping them overcome difficulties. In 2011, the programme raised over 10 billion VND and spent the amount buying gifts and paying for medical treatment for disabled people and orphans in 38 communes nationwide. Over the past years, the association organised many activities to help people with disabilities and orphans integrate … [Read more...]

Big charity show for needy people on April 14

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A charity music program will be held in Hanoi on April 14 to raise funds for needy Vietnamese people, including the disabled orphans. “One Heart - One World”, the 9 th of its kind, will be co-organized by the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and Vietnam Television Station (VTV), with the sponsorship of MobiFone, Thaco and Traphaco. The annual event aims to honour the handicapped and orphans who try their best to overcome difficulties and integrate into the community, and raise funds to help them improve their lives. Speaking at a press briefing in Hanoi on April 5, ASVHO Chairman Nguyen Dinh Lieu said that the program’s organizing board has so far mobilized VND12.9 billion from domestic and foreign individuals and organizations. Many famous artists have registered to take part in the program to support the disabled and orphans. MobiFone will auction off the … [Read more...]

Charity program to raise funds for disabled people

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PANO - The 8th charity art exchange program, "A Heart-A World", will take place at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Workers Cultural Palace in Hanoi at 7:00pm on April 9th to mark Vietnamese Disabled People Day (April 18th) and the enforcement of the Law for Disabled People. Photo: Tran Hoai To be jointly run by the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Vietnam Television and the Media Max Company, the program will be broadcast live on channels VTV1 and VTV6 to raise more funds for disadvantaged people, as well as to honour benefactors with great contributions to disabled people. During the night, spectators will meet and talk with some disabled people, such as Nguyen Thuy Chi, a deaf student from the Academy of Journalism and Communications, Ha Thi Huyen Trang, a student from Quang Ninh Province, as well as enjoy music performance and pictures presented by disabled people. Held on seven … [Read more...]

“One heart, one world” programme scheduled for April 9

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The 8th "One Heart, One World" programme will take place at the Friendship Palace in Hanoi on April 9. The event will be broadcast live on VTV1 and VTV6 to honour outstanding disabled people and orphans as well as benefactors who have helped disadvantaged people to overcome difficulties to continue their lives. Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), said that the association has organized many activities to help people with disabilities and orphans integrate into the local community and improve their lives. Of the nearly VND118 billion collected from domestic and foreign individuals and organsiations in 2010, the association has spent VND115 billion to help more than 235,000 handicapped people and orphans across the country. The 7 th "One Heart, One World" programme raised more than VND10 billion. … [Read more...]

One heart, one world” programme scheduled for April 9

The 8th "One Heart, One World" programme will take place at the Friendship Palace in Hanoi on April 9. The event will be broadcast live on VTV1 and VTV6 to honour outstanding disabled people and orphans as well as benefactors who have helped disadvantaged people to overcome difficulties to continue their lives. Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), said that the association has organized many activities to help people with disabilities and orphans integrate into the local community and improve their lives. … [Read more...]

Outstanding disabled, orphans and patrons honoured in Hanoi

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The third meeting was held in Hanoi on April 12 to honour outstanding handicapped, orphans and patrons. Present at the meeting were Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan, former Vice State President Nguyen Thi Binh, and representatives from domestic and international organisations and embassies in Hanoi, as well as 327 handicapped people, orphans and patrons from 63 provinces and cities. Ms Doan appreciated the efforts of the handicapped and orphans and the good deeds of patrons. She said that the Party and State have always cared about the disabled people and orphans through incentive policies to create the best conditions for them to enjoy the society’s achievements and feel self-confident in the community. She also urged businesses to actively get involved in social activities to protect and care for disabled people and orphans, not only by providing financial support but also by recruiting them to help assert them and allow them to do useful work. The Chairman of the … [Read more...]

VVAF presents wheelchairs to disabled people in Bac Ninh

The Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation (VVAF) in coordination with the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO) and the Thuan Thanh Convalescence Centre for Wounded Soldiers in northern Bac Ninh province presented 15 wheelchairs to disabled people in the province on June 11. On behalf of wounded soldiers and disabled people in Bac Ninh, Dinh Van San, director of Thuan Thanh centre said that the wheelchairs will bring happiness to disabled people and encourage them to integrate into the community. Since 2003, LDSC has presented 1,722 wheelchairs to disabled people in 11 northern provinces. LDCS is a non-profit organisation, which has provided humanitarian relief to 150 countries in the world. This year, VVAF plans to offer 500 wheelchairs to disabled people in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Ninh Binh, Son La and Cao Bang. … [Read more...]