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Indonesian art troupes help disabled children

Update: June, 12/2012 - 10:09


In good cause: Indonesian Ambassador to Viet Nam Mayerfas donates proceeds of the Indonesian Cultural Night and Charity to the head monk of Bo De Pagoda in Ha Noi, Thich Dam Lan. — VNS Photo
HA NOI — A wide variety of Indonesian arts were showcased in Ha Noi at a cultural event organised on Sunday night by the country's Embassy in Ha Noi.

The Indonesian Cultural Night and Charity featured performances by Nusantara Citra Group and Angkung and the event was attended by locals, expatriates, and diplomats based in Ha Noi.

Money raised from ticket sales was donated to Bo De Pagoda in the capital which houses disabled children.

Tran Dac Loi, chairman of Foreign Relations of the Communist Party's Central Committee, said: "I believe that art and cultural activities will enhance mutual understanding and awareness of the similarities between the peoples of Indonesia and Viet Nam.

"We appreciate the initiative and noble efforts of the Indonesian embassy and Indonesian community in Viet Nam … to help and care for disadvantaged communities in Viet Nam." — VNS

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