Eighteen ethnic minority families from the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta were honored for their community work at a special ceremony in Ha Noi on Monday.
|Minister, chairwoman of the Vietnam Committee for Population, Family and Children Le Thi Thu presented awards to families of ethnic minority|
Ms. Le Thi Thu, Minister-Chairwoman of the Vietnam Committee for Population, Family and Children, presented awards to the 18 families for "their significant contributions to the welfare of their respective communities by helping increase production efficiency and encouraging family-run business".
They were chosen as the most suitable families through the campaign "To feed children for health, to bring them up for a bright future", one of the committee’s major activities in the lead-up to the second Vietnamese Family Day on June 28.
Also doing their bit for Family Day are the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, the Vietnam Youth Union and the Phu My Hung Corporation, who are teaming up to put on a festival for children and parents in the Sky Garden quarter of Phu My Hung on June 26.
The slogan for the festivities is "Family and education – Family is a happy place for all of its members". The idea is to encourage people to build and maintain harmony in their families and to honor the cultural values of Vietnamese families.
One of the day’s main activities, an art exchange titled "Family is a happy place for all of its members", will be broadcast live on Channel BTV2 from 8:00 p.m.
An estimated 10,000 families will take part, including the families of teachers and education officials.