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Student claims video award

Update: June, 07/2014 - 10:30
HA NOI  (VNS) — Dang Dong Phuong, a student from the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An, has won the first prize in a short video competition.

The award for Phuong, which he won for the film Ton Toi Gia (Be Dreadful till the End of Life), was announced on Thursday along with the awards for seven other films which were selected from 20 shortlisted videos.

Jointly launched on April 21 by the Student newspaper, the contest was the initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Viet Nam, as part of the "Europe Days 2014" programme in Viet Nam. It called on Vietnamese students to express their understanding and ideas on measures to save energy in daily life, through short creative videos.

Up to 600 short videos, produced by students from provinces and cities nationwide, were sent for the competition. Each video presents a different idea on the issue.

This proves the strong interest and enthusiasm that Vietnamese youth have in dealing with this important issue, according to European Union's first counsellor Delphine Malard

"Conserving energy is the best way to ensure a secure and sustainable energy supply and to reduce greenhouse gases emissions," said Malard

"Energy can be saved through many concrete measures that every one of us can take every day. The EU is determined to tackle climate change and ensure environment protection." — VNS

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