Festival highlights books and reading culture Culture - Sports

Festival highlights books and reading culture

The two-day Book and Reading Culture Festival 2012 has drawn in a large number of book worms and lovers to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), which is Vietnam’s first university, in Hanoi since its opening on April 21.
Vietnam launches national TB action month Health

Vietnam launches national TB action month

A national anti-TB action month has been launched in response to World Tuberculosis Day (March 24), Director of the National Lung Hospital Dr Dinh Ngoc Sy said on March 6.
Society

Winners of letter-writing contest honoured

Fifty-six individual and organisational winners of the 40th Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter-Writing Contest in Vietnam were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 18.
Top ten events in information, communications Sci-Tech

Top ten events in information, communications

The project, “To promptly turn Vietnam into a power nation in information technology and communications ” was selected as one of the top ten events of the year in information and communications.
Canadian scrawls essay on conical hats Culture - Sports

Canadian scrawls essay on conical hats

Canadian Steven Tait created quite a stir when he was the only foreigner to enter a writing contest on the history and culture of Hanoi, and to top it off his entry was written in his own hand on five conical hats.
VN comes out on top at UPU letter-writing contest Society

VN comes out on top at UPU letter-writing contest

Ho Thi Hieu Hien from the Tay Son junior high school in Hai Chau district, central Da Nang city has won the first prize at the 39th Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter-Writing Contest, marking the first time Vietnam has won such prize after nearly 20 years of participation.
Society

Writing contest on domestic violence launched

A nationwide writing contest, “Say no to domestic violence” has been launched in Hanoi in a move to raise the entire society’s awareness of a happy, progressive and equal life.
Society

Contest encourages younger writers

Young professional and amateur writers are being encouraged to participate in a writing contest held by three prestigious national organisations.
Culture - Sports

Filmmakers salute Hanoi anniversary

Filmmakers inspired by the country’ glorious past are making several historical movies and TV series scheduled for showing this year to celebrate the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.
Society

International letter-writing contest launched

State President Nguyen Minh Triet attended a ceremony held in Hanoi on Oct. 9 to mark the 135th anniversary of World Post Day and launch the 39th Universal Post Union (UPU) Letter Writing Contest.
Society

Vietnam takes silver at UPU letter writing contest

Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao, a 13-year-old pupil at Nguyen Hue Secondary School in central Da Nang city, has taken second prize at the 2009 Universal Post Union (UPU) Letter Writing Contest, the 38 th of its kind.