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Da Nang student wins letter contest

Update: May, 14/2013 - 10:26
HA NOI (VNS)— Dao Thuy Thuy Duong won first prize in the annual letter writing competition organised by Viet Nam's Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Duong was the third student from Tay Son Junior High School in the central city of Da Nang to win the contest, which asked students to "write a letter explaining why water is a precious resource".

She wrote her letter from the perspective of Thuy Tinh (Water Genie), a character in a popular Vietnamese tale. In the letter, the genie discusses the important role water plays in daily life with Son Tinh (Mountain Genie), a rival character in the legend.

The winning letter was translated into French and sent to the UPU in Switzerland to compete at the international level.

The 42nd domestic competition took place from October to March and drew more than 1,200,000 entries. — VNS

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