Many localities respond to Vietnam Book Day

April 26, 2017 | 09:55 am GMT+7

A wide range of activities have been held in many cities and provinces across the country in response to the Vietnam Book Day, which officially kicked off on April 6, at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi, highlighting the importance of books and a reading culture in society.


A street book fair was held at the Hai Phong Exhibition and Art Centre, which saw the participation of thousands of book lovers in the city. Also, on this occasion, many activities in response to the Vietnam Book Day took place in districts, schools, agencies and units in Hai Phong.
The northern port city also organised an awards ceremony for the contest entitled, "Writing about my favourite book". The first prize went to Le Thanh Hang, a 10th grade student from Vinh Bao High School. Two second prizes were awarded to Trinh Phuong Anh, an 11th grade student from An Hai High School and Le Vu Quynh Anh, a 7th grade student from Van Son Secondary School. One month since its launch, the contest attracted over 5,500 entries of students in Hai Phong.
An opening ceremony of the Vietnam Book Day was held in the central province of Quang Tri on April 21. The Quang Tri provincial People's Committee also took this occasion to present 5,000 books to four primary schools in Dakrong district and four high schools in the province.
In the northern province of Bac Giang, a number of book exhibitions opened in response to the Vietnam Book Day 2017.
The provincial library also organised a book exhibition entitled, “Party, Uncle Ho - Knowledge and Culture”, which is scheduled be on till April 30.