Pham Tam Dan (Source: tienphong,vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Danish Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association presented awards to winners of the writing contest “Denmark in Your Eyes” in Hanoi on June 13.

Pham Tam Dan, a ninth-grade student at Nguyen Sieu private school, won first prize with a two-week scholarship programme at Niels Brock business school in Copenhagen.

Chairman of the Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association Tran Hong Ha highlighted the contest as a practical event to celebrate 45 years of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Most of the candidates do not have opportunities to visit Denmark, but they have rich knowledge about the Danish culture, people and life.

He described the youngsters as the best diplomats for cooperation between the two nations, especially in the fields of energy, environment, climate change and green growth.

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen said she was very impressed by the imagination of the Vietnamese students.

Pham Tam Dan’s performance really touched the jury board for successfully capturing the mutual trust of Danish people, she added.

This contest, the first of its kind, drew 50 entries from students in Hanoi.

Contestants collected pictures from different sources on Denmark and enclosed with them an essay in English explaining why the pictures inspired them, what it was about the European country.

A similar event will be continue to be held in the future, the Ambassador said.

The Danish Embassy in Vietnam took this occasion to announce the establishment of a network for Vietnamese and Danish students, which will host culture, education and business events.-VNA