Students at the third Vietnamese Book Day (Photo: VNA)

Ninh Binh (VNA) – A wide range of book titles are being showcased at 14 booths during the third Vietnamese Book Day, which opened in the northern province of Ninh Binh on April 8.

The two-day event, organised by the provincial Department of Information and Communication, is part of local efforts to build a reading culture among local people. The event helps affirm the importance of books and encourage people to get involved in book collection, publication and preservation.

More than 80 documents and maps confirming Vietnam’s ownership of Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagos are also on display at an exhibition held for the Book Day. It will raise public awareness of national solidarity and the responsibility for protecting Vietnam’s sovereignty.

The event also includes exchanges on reading culture, as well as a painting contest on local renovations through students’ eyes.

At the opening ceremony, the organising board presented 41 scholarships to disadvantaged students in the province and gave 11 bookcases to the provincial library and six schools.-VNA