Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – A collection of posters by HCM City students with the theme of Vietnamese youth wishing for a peaceful world is on display at the War Remnants Museum.
The paintings are the best works chosen from the second poster design competition “Khát Vọng Hòa Bình” (Aspiration for Peace), organised by the museum and the HCM City’s Peace Committee.
The competition received 227 paintings from students of 10 universities across the city, as well as from members of Nhị Xuân Social Centre in Hóc Môn District.
The works are coloured or black and white, reflecting the young people’s thoughts about war and their striving for a better life and world.
Speaking at the competition’s awards ceremony on Saturday, Nguyễn Trần Tâm Hà, deputy director of the War Remnants Museum, said, “This year, the organisers received several quality paintings with the Vietnamese youth’s messages for a peaceful world.”
The organisers gave prizes for the 10 best works, such as Tội ác chiến tranh (War Crime) by Hồ Đăng Lễ of the HCM City University of Fine Arts, and Hậu quả chiến tranh (Aftermath of War) by Trần Ngọc Như Quỳnh of the HCM City University of Linguistics and Information Technology.
Representing for the winners, Lễ said when receiving his prize that, “Our paintings reflect the youth’s thoughts on war and peace. They also showed our wish for a world without war and crime where human beings can live peacefully and happily.”
“We hope the organisers continue to launch competitions for us to express our thoughts, show off our talent and improve our skills and knowledge,” he said.
The “Khát Vọng Hòa Bình” competition was first held in 2013 to create a playground for the city’s students and young people.
The exhibition at the museum, 28 Võ Văn Tần Street in District 3, is open to the public. VNS