Nearly 1,000 ethnic children and those with disabilities will join a special mid-autumn festival to be held in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh on September 15 (the 11 th day of the eighth lunar month).

The information was announced by the Vietnam Association for Protection of Children’s Rights (VAPCR) at a press conference on September 10.

The organising board will present 500 scholarships and 1,000 gifts to outstanding poor students in Hoa Binh and some other northern mountainous provinces.

Participating children from Hanoi, the northern provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La and Phu Tho and central Thanh Hoa province will also have the chance to express their thoughts and expectations to local and central leaders.

VAPCR Vice Chairman Do Duc Ngo said that the event, organised by the association, the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee, shows the deep attention of the social community to protecting children’s rights, especially the right of entertaining children in remote areas.

The festival is also an opportunity to connect sponsors in order to bring children happiness and ignite their trust and hope in life, Ngo said.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated every year on the 15 th day of the eighth lunar months, is one of the most popular in Vietnam and a traditional celebration for Vietnamese children.-VNA