Hanoi selects 10 outstanding youths of 2016 hinh anh 1Do Thuy Ha, head of the blind association in Dong Da district, is one of the 10 laureate (Photo: afamily)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Hanoi youth union has released its list of ten young locals with outstanding achievements in scientific research, economics, security, art, sports and volunteering last year.

The residents will receive the capital’s annual award for outstanding young faces, one of the most prestiguous honours presented by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

The youngest of them is 15-year-old Tran Le Quang Tien, a student of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. He was the first winner of an international violin competition in Kazakhstan in 2016. He also won a Toyota scholarship in 2015 and an international string instruments contest in Thailand in 2014.

Do Thuy Ha, born in 1981 is the oldest laureate. As head of the blind association in Dong Da district, Ha has organised classes on Braille, computers, English and vocational training for nearly 200 members. Her association has worked with international organisations to carry out voluntary activities and deliver gifts for orphans and disabled children every year. In 2005, Ha was the only Vietnamese selected for a course on leadership skills in Japan.-VNA