A fundraising music show, the 11th of its kind, took place in Hanoi on April 13, on the occasion of Vietnam Day for People with Disabilities (April 18).

The annual event was also to honour outstanding philanthropists, such as Most Venerable Thich Dinh Tanh who has cared for 210 orphans and the physically-handicapped at Cam Phong Pagoda in the southern province of Tay Ninh.

Those achieving life successes despite their disabilities and agony of lost parents also won praises.

Along with television reports and face-to-face exchanges, audiences were treated to a feast of repertoire by popular singers and junior dancers.

The show was a joint effort among the Sponsor Association for Disabled and Orphans, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Vietnam Television.

The proceeds collected from the event and the recent charity walk in Ho Chi Minh City, worth over 10 billion VND (476,000 USD), will be spent on free eye surgeries, vocational training and wheelchairs for people with disabilities and orphans nationwide.-VNA