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Nationwide activities mark International Children's Day

Update: June, 02/2014 - 08:09
Staff at the Azerbaijan Embassy in Ha Noi, together with the "Making Dreams Come True" Volunteer Group visited children battling against cancer at the K Cancer Hospital in the city on Saturday. The embassy donated various toys and books to more than 50 children. — Photo Courtesy of the Azerbaijan embassy

HA NOI (VNS) — A myriad of activities to support children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have been held nationwide to mark International Children's Day on June 1.

A special art programme was held at the Ha Noi Children Palace on Saturday to entertain children with an aerobics performance and a fashion show.

Also, 18 children from poor homes but with outstanding academic records were presented with gifts, while five children with heart problems were granted free surgeries as part of the programme.

Elsewhere, a festival providing parents with knowledge to take care of their sons and daughters was held at the 23-9 Park in HCM City.

Further, municipal doctors and nurses performed free medical check-ups and distributed medicines for children, especially those with disabilities and HIV.

Meanwhile, the northern province of Ninh Binh organised a number of activities to equip children, particularly those from ethnic minority groups, with necessary skills for self-protection against social dangers.

The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and the southern province of Binh Duong yesterday launched an official Action Month with the message of no violence and no harm to children.

That same day, local authorities from northern Ha Nam province visited and presented gifts to many children, and gave over 48,000 young children drinks containing Vitamin A.

On Saturday, staff of the Azerbaijan embassy in Ha Noi, together with the "Making Dreams Come True" Volunteer Group visited the children battling against cancer at the K Cancer Hospital in the city. The embassy donated various toys and books for more than 50 children aging from 1 to 16 years old. — VNS


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