Da Nang authority lauds UPU first prize winner

People’s Committee in the central city of Da Nang held a meeting to appraise eighth grader Nguyen Do Huyen Vi who won the first prize of the 46th Universal Postal Union (UPU) national letter writing contest

Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung congratulates the winner (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung congratulates the winner (Photo: SGGP)

On behalf of Da Nang authority, Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung congratulated the student and gave her certificate of merits and VND2 million in cash.

Mr. Dung proposed the Department of Education and Training, the school and related agencies to create the best condition for Huyen Vi and all students in the city to show their creativeness and opinions on the national and international matters. 

The theme selected for the 2017 competition is: "Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary-General which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?"

The competition was launched nationwide from October, 2016 to February, 2017. Around 1,171,328 entries were sent to the organizers.
After five rounds, the organizer selected 100 entries for the final round and Huyen Vi of Tay Son Junior School in Hai Chau District was awarded the first prize. 

This is the seventh candidate from Da Nang won the national competition and Huyen Vi is the third student of Tay Son school capturing the first prize of the competition.
Her letter was translated into French and English to the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland to partake in the international competition.

Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Training in Da Nang Nguyen Minh Hung said that with her deep knowledge of refugees in the globe, her persuasive words in the letter attracted the readers and receivers to realize what happened to the refugees. She won the jury board’s heart by her frankness and responsibility for her opinions.

By NGUYEN KHOI – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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