|Singer Thúy Hà (right) will perform at the music show Hát Cho Yêu Thương (Singing for Compassion) to celebrate Vietnamese Physicians’ Day. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— A music show Hát Cho Yêu Thương (Singing for Compassion) to celebrate Vietnamese Physicians’ Day (February 27) will be held at Bến Thành on Saturday (February 25).
The show will feature professional singers and artists as well as physicians and medical officials in the city, said Dr Huỳnh Thanh Hiển of the HCM City Psychiatric Hospital, one of the show’s organisers.
The two-hour show, directed by Tôn Thất Toàn, will air on HTV1 at 10pm.
The performers include popular singers Tuấn Hiệp, Trang Nhung and Đông Hùng, and musician Vũ Quốc Việt.
The event aims to raise donations for a charity programme called Dĩa Cơm Trên Tường (Rice Plate on the Wall) that provides free meals to poor patients and their caregivers at eight hospitals in the city.
Audiences can book tickets in advance for free at the programme’s Facebook fanpage diacomtrentuong.
Since its inception in April 2015, more than 30,000 free meals have been given to poor patients.
Every week, a total of 1,386 meals worth VNĐ25,000 (US$1.1) each are served to poor patients. — VNS