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HCM City promotes reading

Update: April, 16/2014 - 08:40

A "Reading Day" is scheduled for April 19 in HCM City to promote, especially among young people, the habit of reading books.— Photo sggp

HCM CITY (VNS) — A "Reading Day" is scheduled for April 19 in HCM City to promote, especially among young people, the habit of reading books.

At the five-day event at the city's Youth Cultural House, 14 major publishers and distributors, including Tre (Youth) Publishing House, Tong Hop (General) Publishing House and the HCM City Book Distribution Company (FAHASA) will provide their latest books for free for visitors to read.

There will be discussions on reading habits and skills featuring speakers such as journalist Ba Nha and writers Le Quang Minh and Nhat Chieu.

In addition, talk shows will be held, as well as an exhibition of books about the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands and the military victory over the French – the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

At the event, the HCM City Youth Union will conduct a one-year survey to discover the top 100 books that young people like best.

Le Thai Hy, director of the city's Department of Information and Communications, said the event would be the first in a series of activities to develop the reading habit. — VNS

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