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Students paint pictures of life during Covid-19

Update: April, 27/2020 - 08:13
Chuyến tàu đẩy lùi Covid-19 (A Train to Fight against Covid-19), by sixth-grade student Đàm Trần Mai Lê in Hải Phòng City, won the special prize in the “Bảo vệ sức khỏe và phòng chống dịch Covid-19” (Health Protection and Covid-19 Prevention) painting contest for children. Photo courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY A collection of paintings reflecting Vietnamese students’ thoughts of life during the Covid-19 pandemic has been introduced online.

The showcase includes 43 top paintings from the “Bảo vệ sức khỏe và phòng chống dịch Covid-19” (Health Protection and Covid-19 Prevention) painting contest for children across the country.

The contest was launched by the Central Council of Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneers Organisation from March 17 to April 14, with more than 91,000 entries.

Among the top paintings is Chuyến tàu đẩy lùi Covid-19 (A Train to Fight against Covid-19) by Đàm Trần Mai Lê, a sixth-grade student at Lâm Động Secondary School in Hải Phòng City, who received the special prize.

The work features images of a train led by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam, followed by doctors, soldiers, people and students.

The train travels through the country’s famous sites, including Notre Dame Cathedral in HCM City, Thiên Mụ Pagoda in Huế City, Turtle Tower in Hà Nội, and Lê’s hometown.

Lê said: “I imagined that the people’s solidarity is like a train. People are joining hands to fight against Covid-19.”

Những người đi dệt màu xanh (Those who Make the Country Green) by seventh-grade student Nguyễn Châu Phương Trinh in Bến Tre Province won first prize. Photo courtesy of the organiser

The paintings show gratitude to health workers and soldiers in the frontline against Covid-19, such as Những người đi dệt màu xanh (Those Who Make the Country Green) and Quả Đấm Thép (Steel Punch).

“I appreciate and respect Vietnamese health workers who are normal people but have strong hearts,” said Nguyễn Châu Phương Trinh, a seventh grader at Giồng Trôm Secondary School in Bến Tre Province, whose painting Những người đi dệt màu xanh won first prize

Other works call on people to follow strict measures to prevent spread of Covid-19, like Chúng mình cùng đeo khẩu trang và rửa tay thật sạch nhé (Let’s Wear Masks and Wash our Hands) and Hãy ở nhà (Stay at Home).

Painter Lê Thanh, head of the contest’s judging board, said they were surprised at the number of the entries. Most of the paintings were creative and had high quality. 

He said the paintings reflected Vietnamese children’s faith, pride and love in the country. They also showed their gratitude and appreciation to frontline responders combating COVID-19.

All the paintings can be viewed at and VNS

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