HA NOI — The movement All People Unite to Build a Cultural Lifestyle has achieved many positive results over the past 10 years, enhancing the awareness of society of the role of culture in development, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai at a conference this week held by the ministry to review the movement.
Culture united: A photo entitled Ke Chuyen (Story Telling) by Trinh Te Ha of HCM City won first prize in a photography contest to promote the All People Unite to Build a Cultural Lifestyle movement. - VNS Photo
The four-day conference opened on Wednesday with the aim of assessing a decade of carrying out the movement and to develop goals for the movement through 2015.
The conference also honoured over 500 organisations, families and individuals who have made outstanding achievements to the movement, presenting them with Labour Medals or certificates of merit from the Prime Minister or the central steering committee.
Local governments from commune to provincial levels have made the campaign a success by putting it into their documents and into reality, said Ai, noting that the campaign has included programmes to promote study, help local authorities devise creative solutions to problems, and promote cultural families, neighbourhoods and villages.
This week's conference included an exhibition of documentary films and video clips as well as photographic images.
The exhibition also recognised the winners of a photographic contest held last year by the ministry and the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists to promote the movement. The contest received over 3,000 entries from nearly 600 photographers nationwide, each depicting social and cultural events held nationwide.
The first prize in the group category went to Lang Mien Cu Da (Cu Da Vermicelli Village) by Nguyen Thi Huyen of Ha Noi. Trinh Te Ha of HCM City won the first prize in the single category for his photo entitled Ke Chuyen (Story Telling). — VNS