National contest launched to promote reading

March 05, 2021 - 08:00
A national contest for students has been launched to seek Viet Nam's Reading Ambassador 2021. 


 Đặng Phương Nam (right) from the People's Police Academy and Nguyễn Hoàng Yến (centre) of the Đông Triều High School in the northern province of Quảng Ninh were given title 'Ambassador of Reading Cutlure 2020'. Photo

HÀ NỘI — A national contest for students has been launched to seek Việt Nam's Reading Culture Ambassador 2021. 

The contest 'Reading Culture Ambassador' run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism aims to inspire the passion and the habit for reading among young people. 

"The contest will affirm the role and value of reading culture in building the human capacity of Vietnamese people," said Phạm Quốc Hùng, head of the culture ministry's Library Department. 

"Reading culture will contribute to improving people's knowledge, developing thinking and creating ability and enhancing personality and soul."

Under the Government's project of 'Fostering a reading culture within the community, with an orientation to 2030', the contest is among a wide range of activities to spread and develop reading culture. 

As well as encouraging reading and the creation of a learned society, the contest also aims to help improve understanding of the rich national culture.

Last year, the contest opened for visually impaired people, and the Việt Nam Association of the Blind is in charge of it.

Pupils and students can take part in the preliminary round from now to July 31. 

In the final round, entries will be submitted to the organising board before August 5, 2021. The awarding ceremony to honour the Ambassador of Reading Culture will be held by the end of October 2021.   

The organising board wants entrants to write about their favourite book which changed their mind and their life, compose a story or poem or write a continuation of a story or a book. 

The entries have to answer the question: "If you will be the Ambassador of Reading Culture, what would you do to promote reading in the community?" 

Last year, the contest attracted more than 1 million entries from 5,400 schools.

Đặng Phương Nam from the People's Police Academy and Nguyễn Hoàng Yến from the Đông Triều High School in the northern province of Quảng Ninh were given the title 'Ambassador of Reading Cutlure 2020'. 

More than 250 prizes were presented to outstanding collectives and individuals at the contest. - VNS