An art performance at the 21st Childhood World festival (Source: baomoi.com)

Hanoi (VNA)
– A photo exhibition depicting Uncle Ho’s love for children is being held as part of the 21st Childhood World festival in Hanoi from May 30 to June 1.

The annual festival is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the occasion of the International Children Day (June 1).

The exhibition captures Uncle Ho’s moments with children and displays documents and objects on Vietnam’s youths in national building and safeguarding movements.

It aims to encourage children to follow the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh.

Children are also called to do good deeds such as cleaning their schools and supporting poor people.

Other activities held within the framework of the 21st Childhood World festival include an exhibition on children’s rights, a reading space for kids, an entertainment area with games and an art performance.

Earlier on May 27, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs launched the 2018 action month for children, themed “For children’s safe and healthy living” in the northern province of Phu Tho to promote children’s rights to protection, respect and living in a safe and healthy environment. 

During the action month, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will hold events and activities to support children in need. It plans to hold children’s forums, entertainment activities and free medical checkups for children and at the same time, provide those in need with scholarships and deformity correction surgeries. 

Meanwhile, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children will allocate more than 14 billion VND (616,000 USD) to support about 5,000 children from difficult backgrounds across the country.

The action month aims to raise public awareness of a wide range of child-related issues through a number of messages, including children’s safe and healthy living, a safe and healthy summer for children, summer without child drowning, listen to children, protect children, calling 111 to report violence against children and child abuse, using social media for the safe and healthy life of children and more.-VNA