Various activities in response to Vietnam Book Day

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 Various activities are being held across the nation to respond to the 6th Vietnam Book Day, which falls on April 21 each year.


 A book festival opened at the Exhibition and Fine Arts Centre in the northern port city of Hai Phong on April 19, featuring 24 booths and over 10,000 books, with a variety of diverse genres introduced to local readers.

It is also an activity in response to the Hoa Phuong Do (Red Flamboyant Flower) Festival to be held in early May to celebrate the 64th anniversary of Hai Phong Liberation Day (May 13, 1955-2019).
Lasting until April 21, the festival is always open for readers to visit, collect and read books.
On the occasion, a variety of practical activities are being held in the city on displaying and introducing books, exchanges between authors and readers, and book donations.
Deputy Head of Hai Phong Department of Information and Communications, Le Van Kien, said that the event is an attempt to associate books with readers, creating a driving force to change public awareness on the reading culture. It is also a chance to connect readers with publishers and offer a forum for book lovers to meet, while calling on local people to join hands in building and developing a reading movement, lifelong learning and a learning society, thus contributing to the local socio-economic development.
On the same day, the northern province of Ha Nam also organised the 6th Vietnam Book Day in the locality.
The biggest highlight in the chain of activities to respond to the 6th Vietnam Book Day in Ha Nam is the arrangement of books in the shape of President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the symbol of Vietnam Book Day and a lighthouse.
Also on Friday, at Tam Diep Cultural Centre, Tam Diep city, Ninh Binh province, the local authorities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications, opened the 6th Vietnam Book Day in Ninh Binh, combined with a digital exhibition themed “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa - Historical and Legal Evidence”.
The three-day event aims to build and develop a reading movement among the local people, honour and affirm the role and importance of books associated with preserving the beauty of the reading culture, and raising the awareness among the youth in protecting and affirming the nation’s sacred sovereignty over its seas and islands.
At the opening ceremony, the organisers awarded over 200 scholarships to disadvantaged students with outstanding academic achievements in Ninh Binh.