Nationwide activities mark International Children’s Day

A myriad of activities to support children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have been held nationwide on the occasion of International Children’s Day (June 1).

Children study lessions on Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos (Photo: VNA)

A special art programme was held at the Hanoi Children Palace on May 31 to entertain children with an aerobics performance and a fashion show.

Eighteen poor children with outstanding academic records were presented with gifts, while five others 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 Ho Chi Minh City .

Municipal doctors and nurses gave free medical check-ups and 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 on June 1 launched an official Action Month with the message of no violence and no harm to children.

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


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