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Concert to commemorate President Hồ

Update: May, 07/2019 - 09:11
Organisers of the show present gives to needy children in Ba Vì District, Hà Nội. Photo bnews.vn

HÀ NỘI – An art show and concert commemorating the 129th anniversary of President Hồ Chí Minh’s birthday (1890-2019); 50 years of the country working to implement his will (1969-2019) and the Month for Children will be held in Hà Nội on May 10.

The show is the work of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and national radio station Voice of Việt Nam.

The show is designed in the form of a poetic story, starting from the end of 19th century when Hồ Chí Minh (then Nguyễn Tất Thành) departed from Nhà Rồng Wharf, in what is now HCM City, on a ship to go overseas to seek a way to liberate the Vietnamese people.

Various songs depicting his life dedicated to the country and people will be performed including Dấu Chân Phía Trước (Footprints Ahead), Miền Trung Nhớ Bác (Central Region Remembers Uncle Hồ) and Bài Ca Hồ Chí Minh (Song on Hồ Chí Minh) by well-known pop singers Trọng Tấn, Bùi Lê Mận and Phạm Phương Thảo.

Dozens of children from Ba Đình District’s Culture Centre will perform two songs about their love for Uncle Hồ: Em Mơ Gặp Bác Hồ (I Dream to Meet Uncle Hồ) and Ai Yêu Bác Hồ Chí Minh Hơn Thiếu Niên Nhi Đồng (Who Loves Uncle Hồ More than Children).

At the show, the organisers will give grants to needy children in Ba Vì District in the western outskirts of Hà Nội, and those in Thuận Thành and Lương Tài districts of Bắc Ninh Province and Nho Quan District, Ninh Bình Province. The total amount will reach VNĐ500 million (US$21,700).

The annual show is the 11th of its kind. The organisers have used proceeds to provide free heart surgeries to nearly 100 needy children with inborn heart problems, build 20 houses for orphans, set up 1,000 savings accounts for needy children and victims of Agent Orange and give 9,000 gifts to poor children all over the country at total cost of VNĐ25 billion ($1.1 million).

The show will start at 8pm at Âu Cơ Art Centre, No 8 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Street, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội. VNS

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