All Vietnamese citizens, both at home and overseas, and foreigners living in Vietnam are invited to join a song writing contest for children with heart defects, namely “Viet Tiep Uoc Mo” (Keep writing dreams). (Photo: vtv.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)
– All Vietnamese citizens, both at home and overseas, and foreigners living in Vietnam are invited to join a song writing contest for children with heart defects, namely “Viet Tiep Uoc Mo” (Keep writing dreams).

The contest aims to deliver songs to children living with congenital heart problems and spread a message about love and humanity.

It is inviting entries reflecting children’s dreams and wishes, and showing a love for life. Entries must be submitted before March 10 and the results will be announced on March 31.

The contest forms part of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the project “Trai tim cho em” (Operation Healthy Heart) launched by Vietnam Television (VTV) in 2008.

For further information, please visit: www.traitimchoem.vtv.vn, www.vtv.vn (VTV News) and the Facebook page ‘Trai Tim Cho Em’.

Operation Healthy Heart provides free surgeries for disadvantaged children born with heart deformities under 16 and helps improve capacity of medical clinics that offer heart disease screening to children.

The project has raised more than 120 billion VND (5.28 million USD) in funding and provided life-saving surgeries for more than 4,000 children over the past decade through its cooperation with 18 hospitals and cardiovascular centres nationwide.-VNA