A wide range of activities will be held to mark 20th anniversary of Hanoi's title as 'City for Peace'. (Source: vnexpress)

Hanoi (VNA) -
A meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s recognition as ‘City For Peace’ (July 16, 1999-2019) will be held on July 13 at the Ly Thai To Park besides Hoan Kiem lake in the heart of capital city.

On the occasion, a walk for peace will take place with the participation of up to 5,000 people along with a sport performance of the Hanoi Association of the Elderly.

In addition, a wide variety of meaningful activities will take place on the occasion. Notably, a peace culture festival featuring two performances, themed ‘I love Hanoi’ and ‘Lighting peace’, is expected to delight audiences on July 13-14.

International organisations and embassies will introduce their cultural identities and tourism products at an event entitled ‘Friendship Village’ in Le Thach street.

Visitors to the capital will also be introduced to Vietnam’s UNESCO recognised intangible cultural heritages.

Photo exhibitions honouring “civilised and elegant Hanoians” as well as the capital city’s efforts towards peace will open from July to September, respectively. Meanwhile a peaceful and friendship melody festival, themed ‘Echoes of the peaceful city’ will be held in October.

To mark the 20th anniversary, Hanoi has launched writing and painting contest on the capital city.

In addition, workshops, communications activities and book festivals on Hanoi and its integration and development, as well as socio-economic achievements will be held on the occasion.

In 1999, Hanoi was among five cities in five continents presented with the “City for Peace” award by the UNESCO to recognise its contributions to the struggle for peace as well as its development that meet the organisation’s standards of equality in the community, the urban construction, living environment protection, culture and education promotion, and care for young generations. - VNA