|The winners display their certificates on stage. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp|
HÀ NỘI — An annual ceremony was held in Hà Nội on Saturday to honour 10 outstanding citizens for 2019 on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the capital.
Speaking at the event, chairman of the municipal People’s Committee and the Council for Emulation and Commendation, Nguyễn Đức Chung, said Hà Nội was the first city in the country to launch the event “Good people, good deeds” in 1992.
He said that besides those honoured at the conference, many others were silently working diligently to contribute to society and the development of the capital.
The 10 outstanding citizens this year included Associate Professor Dr Nguyễn Thừa Hỷ from the History Faculty of the Việt Nam National University-Hà Nội’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities, who has spent his entire life researching the capital. Hỷ’s trove of historical and cultural knowledge has helped broadcast the image of the city to the world.
Another was teacher Lê Thị Hoà from Đông Sơn Elementary School in Chương Mỹ District, who has spent 26 years teaching children with mental disorders and helping them overcome their insecurities to become part of the community.
The others winners were former director of the National Hospital of Paediatrics Prof Nguyễn Thanh Liêm, and former chairman of the Việt Nam Neurological Association and former head of Bạch Mai Hospital’s neurology department Prof Lê Đức Hinh.
Former chief of Yên Sơn Village in Ba Vì District Lý Văn Phủ, chairman of the board of directors of Doji Gold & Gems Group Đỗ Minh Phú, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces La Văn Cầu, head of the Thăng Long Red Cross Society Lê Thu, dedicated urban environment worker Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hiếu, and composer Lê May were also honoured at the awards ceremony. — VNS