Vietnam shines at Cyprus int’l photo contest
Tran Viet Van, a reporter of the Lao Dong (Labour) daily newspaper, has won a first prize at the second International Online Digital Photo Competition held in Cyprus.
Van took the public voting title for his photo named ‘Sand Story 4’ in the environment category.
In addition, Van’s ‘The Lines’ was voted second by the public in the open event at the competition, which was organised by the Cyprus Photographic Society.
’Sand Story 4’ had earlier brought home a second prize in the environment event of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)’s photo contest.
Another Vietnamese photographer, Nguyen Xuan Thanh also secured a first prize for his photo named ‘Werewolf’ in the public voting’s open category of the Cyprus competition.
The competition drew 7,407 entries from 114 countries and territories across the world.
Most of the top prizes awarded by the International Panel of Judges went to photographers from Slovenia, the US , India and Myanmar .
The most outstanding photos will be displayed at the Nicosia Cultural Centre as of May 18.
Mexico publishes Ho Chi Minh’s political writings in Spanish
Senator Alberto Anaya, General Secretary of Mexico’s Labour Party (PT), held a recent press briefing to announce the publication of a Spanish collection of political writings by Ho Chi Minh.
The publication is to commemorate the late Vietnamese president’s 120th birthday on May 19.
Mr Anaya praised the merits of Ho Chi Minh, who is Vietnam’s national liberation hero, and highlighted his thoughts and exceptional talent in mobilizing the masses, training and organizing cadres, as well as in diplomacy and military strategy.
The PT General Secretary declared that Ho Chi Minh’s ideology will live forever and Vietnam will remain a bright example for all nations in the world.
Senator Anaya stressed the importance of this publication of Ho Chi Minh’s works, saying this should be done on a regular basis so that younger generations will know and understand him and the Vietnamese revolution he inspired.
The book collects Ho Chi Minh’s political writings from 1920 to 1969, which were selected by the PT’s Central Committee and divided into five main categories. The collection begins with an introduction by senator Anaya and a brief profile of Ho Chi Minh.
Mr Anaya presented a copy of the Spanish collection to Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Van Que.
Journalists show singing talent at national festival
The final round of the 2nd National Singing Festival for Journalists 2010 was held at the Military Theatre in Hanoi yesterday.
This was part of a series of activities to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (April 21), the 85th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21) as well as the Vietnam Journalists’ Association’s ninth Congress in 2010.
As many as 32 most excellent entries were selected to the final round. The festival highlighted songs with good arrangements and high quality of art praising the love for the country.
Two prizes A, four prizes B, six prizes C and six consolidate prizes were awarded. Ngo Ba Luc from the Ministry of Information and Communication and Dinh Thi Thu Thuy from Vinh Phuc were awarded with the first prize. Phan Thi Mai Anh from Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper received the third prize.
The event aimed to raise the spiritual and cultural life, promote solidarity among journalists and encourage them to further contribute to the national journalism.
Special exhibition asserts Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty
More than 100 images, photos, and documentary films featuring the history of Vietnam’s seas and islands are being displayed at an exhibition that opened in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 22.
Entitled ‘Quang Ngai, Hoang Sa, Truong Sa: Vietnam’s history of sovereignty over its seas and islands’, the exhibition is aimed at affirming that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos belong to Vietnam as well as recounting the historical and cultural traditions of Vietnam’s ancestors in defending their sovereignty over the archipelagos.
Apart from reiterating the country’s inviolable sovereignty over its sea and islands, the exhibition is one of activities that celebrate the millennial anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the 35th anniversary of liberating South Vietnam.
The two-week exhibition showcases the private collections of researchers and journalists, archival materials, domestic and foreign publications as well as relics from families living on Ly Son Island, offshore Quang Ngai province, and along Quang Ngai province’s coastline.
The same day, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese announced that it will send a delegation to visit the island district of Truong Sa from April 25-28 to mark the 35th anniversary of liberation of the Truong Sa archipelago and the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Navy.
During the visit, the delegation will present gifts to soldiers and islanders and take part in the commemoration of the martyrs who protected the islands and the ceremonials held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.
Exhibition on 1975 victory opens in HCM City
An exhibition opened in Lam Son Park, Ho Chi Minh City on April 21 as part of its preparations for the 35th anniversary of the south’s liberation and national reunification.
On display are 140 photos and documentaries reflecting two main themes: “The Great Spring Victory 1975: The Strength of National Unity in the Ho Chi Minh Era” and “Building prosperity in HCM City.”
The show seeks to remind city dwellers of the indomitable soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the resounding victory of the Ho Chi Minh era and the city’s socio-economic developments in the city in the past 35 years.
The exhibition will continue until May 15.