Outstanding Youth Faces Award 2016 winners named hinh anh 1 International Physics Olympiad 2015 and 2016 gold medalist Dinh Thi Huong Thao (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The ten winners of the Vietnam Outstanding Youth Faces Award 2016 were named on March 10 following a meeting of the organizers, the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union’s Centre Committee and the Fund for Vietnam’s Young Talents.

The International Physics Olympiad 2015 and 2016 gold medalist Dinh Thi Huong Thao from the Hanoi National University’s University for Natural Sciences has been chosen for the award in academic performance.

Meanwhile, Associate Professor Tran Xuan Bach, the youngest associate professor in Vietnam recognised in 2016, who is working at the Hanoi Medical University, won the award in the scientific research category. He was among the 20 young scientists selected to attend the World Congress on Public Health 2016 in Geneva.

In the category of creative work, Director of the Early Start Company Dao Xuan Hoang who was honoured at the national festival of youth innovation in 2016 and won first prize at the US Government’s Global Ideas Contest at Silicon Valley, will be awarded, along with Ta Dinh Huy from Hanoi who invented a multifunctional agricultural machine.

At the same time, Giang Seo Chau from remote Man Than commune, Si Ma Cai district of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, and Director General of Viet Hung plastic company Hoang Anh Tuan were named for the award in the field of business and management.

The award in the category of security and safety went to Hoang Anh Tuan, deputy head of the traffic control team number 2 of Traffic Police Office of Bac Giang Police Department, while Le Kiem Son from the drug crime prevention and control office of the Ha Tinh Border Guard Command was the winner in defence category.

In the area of sport, disabled weight lifter Le Van Cong was honoured for winning Vietnam’s first gold medal at the Paralympic 2016 in Reo de Janeiro, Brazil, while Tran Le Quang Tien who won the Mozart international music award as he was 15, was selected as the outstanding face in culture and art.

An awarding ceremony is scheduled for March 19 in Hanoi.-VNA