|An exhibition displaying more than 150 photos and items honoring women at the frontline of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: sggp.org.vn|
HCM CITY— A meeting and photo exhibition honouring women at the frontline of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has opened at the Southern Women’s Museum, District 3, HCM City.
The event marks one year since HCM City returned to normal life after the pandemic and affirms the strength of women in contributing and developing the country and city.
Nguyễn Thị Thắm, director of the museum, emphasised that the fight against the pandemic saw the strength of solidarity, the spirit of sharing and the kindness of the people who are overseas Vietnamese and the female frontline force, such as healthcare workers and volunteers.
Those women are the most beautiful "flowers" that reflected a deep knowledge of sacrifice, kindheartedness, strength and resilience, Thắm said at the event.
Their outstanding contribution once again affirmed the role and image of Vietnamese women with the traditions of self-confidence, self-respect, loyalty and courage, she added.
Participants at the meeting had an opportunity to listen to stories of assisting people in the battle against COVID-19 from Miss Universe Việt Nam 2017 H'Hen Nie and actress Việt Hương. Associate Professor Hoàng Thị Diễm Tuyết, Director of Hùng Vương Hospital, talked about the H.O.P.E (Have Only Positive Expectation) Center raising babies whose mothers were infected with COVID-19 when their families did not pick them up.
An exhibition displaying more than 150 photos and items of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in HCM City opened at the museum on November 18 and will run until June 30, 2023.
For this occasion, the organization's board sponsored a photo contest honoring the female frontline force and presented awards for the best pictures. The competition attracted 400 submissions from 45 photographers. VNS