HA NOI — A record number of people will sing and dance together in the name of peace and love at My Dinh Stadium Square on October 7 for a programme called Hay Cung Hat Vang (Let's Sing Along).
|Raising their voices: Volunteers prepare for the programme Hay Cung Hat Vang (Let's Sing Along) to be held at My Dinh Stadium Square on October 7. — Courtesy Photo
The event will open with popular songs by famous artists such as Dam Vinh Hung, My Linh, Uyen Linh, Ho Ngoc Ha and My Tam, followed by a communal dance.
In the third part of the programme, participants will be given microphones and hold hands to form a large circle and sing together.
The project was announced on Sunday with the intent of creating a common ground for people of all ages and backgrounds to join in a place where love is nurtured and peace is praised, said organising committee representative Vu Anh Long.
"We estimate that 100,000 people, including the disabled, will gather at My Dinh Stadium Square to sing and dance together to build a society of solidarity and love," Long said.
Meetings and training are underway for volunteers and supporters to prepare for the event, he added.
Phung Hai Nhu from Ha Noi University of Industry is one of thousands who have volunteered for the project.
"I was really excited at the meeting of volunteers," Nhu said. "We sang, danced, laughed and hugged each other like we were close friends. I am having a lot of fun and making new friends, but I am also proud that I'm participating in a meaningful event for the nation."
The project will also support various cultural activities this year such as Ha Noi Carnaval on August 25-26 and a 3D photo exhibition on Ha Noi on August 30-September 4.
A flash mob dancing contest was also launched on Sunday. Entitled Let's Mob, the contest is open for students at high schools and universities in Ha Noi from now to September 30. The winning teams will perform at the event.
The project is being sponsored by the Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ha Noi Union of Friendship Organisations. It is expected to be the biggest community event in the capital city this year, and the organising committee hopes to make it an annual event to send a message to the world of love and peace from Ha Noi, recognised by UNESCO as a city for peace. — VNS