Various activities mark capital’s Liberation Day
Sunday, 2017-10-08 07:03:21
NDO – A wide range of activities were held on October 7 across Hanoi to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954-2017).
The 9th Hanoi Sports Games in 2017 opened at the My Dinh Indoor Athletics Gymnasium. The opening ceremony saw the presence of Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang TrungHai; Party Central Committee member and Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung; and representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
More than 1,200 athletes representing the armed forces, associations, unions and 30 districts and towns of Hanoiparticipated in the opening ceremony parade.
In his speech, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy affirmed that in recent years, Hanoi has always been one of the leading localities in mass and professional sports with 35% of its people exercising regularly. Hanoi athletes have made considerable contributions to the Vietnam sports delegation at regional and international events.
On the same day, the Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition 2017 opened at the Centre for Vietnamese Culture and Art at No 2 Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.
The event, organised by the Hanoi Fine Arts Association, featured 250 works of art, graphics and sculpture by 250 artists. The exhibition will run until October 16.
Also on October 7, the People’s Committee of the southern province of TayNinh in coordination with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, and Tourism organised a series of cultural and tourism activities at Ly Thai To Flower Garden, HoanKiem District, Hanoi.
The programme includes a photo exhibition entitled "TayNinh - 180 years of Formation and Development"; a display of traditional handicraft products and agricultural products; traditional arts performances, and a number of tourism promotion programmes.
The Vietnam Television will broadcast the documentary Mon Hanoi (My Hanoi), directed and filmed by former French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier, on VTV1 channel at 8:40 pm on October 8.
The 52-minute film is a journey through many corners of Hanoi, with interesting insights into the capital’s culture, food, architecture, traffic and people..
Jean Noel Poirier lived in Vietnam for 10 years, during which he worked for one term as a Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City and another as the French ambassador in Hanoi (2012 - 2016).
In May 2017, the diplomat was awarded the Vietnamese Government’s Friendship Order for his contributions to the Vietnam – France strategic partnership.