|President of Viet Nam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan hands over first prize of the "Initiatives for the Community 2015" contest was granted to the Viet Nam Young Doctors Association. — Photo phapluattp.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — President of Viet Nam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday said Viet Nam needs to utilise its profound human resources since they are the most important inner strength for the country to develop.
Speaking at the ceremony to honour winners of the contest "Initiatives for the Community 2015" in Ha Noi, Nhan said Viet Nam's potential is huge with a population of nearly 100 million with endless creativity.
"We should work to take advantage of the country's human resources and try to avoid wasting human creativity," he said.
The contest was launched by the Communist Review, the Viet Nam Youth Federation's (VYF) Central Committee and the Ministry of Science and Technology with entries in the fields of education, health, transport, science and technology, tourism, environmental protection, new-style rural area building, and development support in remote areas.
The organization board received 177 applications from 31 individuals and 86 groups nationwide.
The first prize of the contest was granted to the Viet Nam Young Doctors Association for their project on supporting patients, in which volunteers would come to hospitals to help provide guidance and needed information to patients.
"Overload in hospitals is common in Viet Nam, and many patients coming from remote areas are often confused with procedures in hospital. The project aims at providing patients with information they need to facilitate their examination and treatment process," said Nguyen Ba Tinh, general secretary of the association.
Two second prizes were given to two other projects on using electricity economically and using safe vegetable species to prevent harmful insects.
Other prizes went to ideas on health care for the community, child care, boosting socio-economic development and environmental protection.
"With such ideas not for profit but for the benefit of the community, we can see that in our country there are always people who think of people with disadvantages and want to make a better life for them," the VFF President said.
He also said that the VFF would work with the organization's board on how to turn these ideas into real applications so that they can help make lives better. — VNS