Activities held nationwide to celebrate National Day

Monday, 2016-08-22 12:19:33
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The first Youth Gong Culture Festival 2016 held in Phu Yen
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NDO – A wide range of activities is being held across the nation to mark the 71st anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

The Supreme People's Court organised a manoeuvre in Vung Tau city, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province from August 20 – 21, as part of activities to mark the 71st anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945 – September 2, 2016) and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the supreme people's courts in southern region (1976 – 2016).

The manoeuvre was attended by Secretary of the Party Central Committee Nguyen Hoa Binh, who is Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court; and member of the Party Central Committee, Party secretary and Chairman of the People's Council of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province Nguyen Hong Linh; along with leaders of the supreme people's courts in the southern region. The event attracted the participation of 300 athletes from 27 teams, who competed in three sports, including volleyball, table-tennis and tennis. The event offered staff members of the Supreme People's Court an opportunity to improve their skills and health.

In Hanoi, the Ministry of Public Security also co-ordinated with Vietnam Television to organise an arts exchange programme on August 21. The event reviewed the glorious feat of the People's Police Force via documentaries and art performances.

In Phu Yen province, the first Youth Gong Culture Festival 2016 took place in Son Hoa district. The festival drew the participation of 150 young artisans in the province, including Ca Lui, Ea Cha Rang, Krong Pa and Son Hoa communes; Song Hinh district and Dong Xuan district.

Ha Tinh province has also organised Nghe Tinh ‘Vi, Giam’ Folk Singing Clubs Festival at Hong Linh town, Ha Tinh province. The festival aims to promote the beauty and value of this unique folk music genre and encourage the country to create a dossier to submit to UNESCO to recognise ‘Vi, Giam’ folk singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in urgent need of safeguarding. The event featured the participation of 26 clubs along with 450 artisans.

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