Overseas Vietnamese Basking in Glory

On Sunday night 17 overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) were honored the title “Viet Nam Glory” (Vinh danh nuoc Viet) for their great contributions to the development of their homeland. Though settling in different countries and working in different fields, each has made an all-out effort to introduce Viet Nam into the world and help make the country more prosperous.

Overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) receives the Vietnam Glory Awards in the evening of March 4 in Ha Noi

The winners include six people from the US, three from France, two from Canada, and one each from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium and Australia (see full list below).

They represent diverse fields of art, science, information technology, banking, and medicine.

Initiated by the newswire VietNamNet in 2004, the Viet Nam Glory award seeks to honor members of the expatriate Vietnamese community.

The winners were chosen by a panel comprising of representatives from the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee, the Overseas Vietnamese Committee, the Association for Liaison with Overseas Vietnam, and VietNamNet.

The award ceremony was held at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Ha Noi.

The list of this year’s winners:
1. Mr. Tran Nam Binh (Australia) – Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
2. Mr. Le Quang Binh (US) – expert at the Advanced Micro Devices group
3. Prof. Nguyen Van Chuyen (Japan) – former dean of the Food and Nutrition Faculty, Japan Women’s University
4. Dr. Do Duc Cuong (US) – senior banking expert in the US, United Nations’ Goodwill Ambassador, senior banking consultant in Viet Nam
5. Mr. Trung Dung (US) – managing director of V-Home group
6. Dr. Hoang Anh Dung (Belgium) – expert in human organ transplant at Belgium’s ULB University
7. Dr. Quynh Kieu (US) – winner of the American Medical Association’s Pride in the Profession Award in 2004
8. Prof. Thai Kim Lan (Germany) – University of Munich, President of the Center for Germany-Asia Cultural Exchange
9. Prof. Tran Minh Tam (Switzerland) – physicist at the Laboratoire de Physique des Hautes Energies de Lausanne
10. Ms. Van Duong Thanh (Sweden) – artist-painter
11. Mr. Nguyen Dinh Thi (France) – Catholic priest
12. Prof. Pham Gia Thu, (Canada), Université de Moncton
13. Ms. Do Anh Thu (US) – managing director of US-based non-profit organization Vietnam Health, Education and Literature Projects (VNHelp)
14. Dr. Truong Nguyen Tran (France) – École Polytechnique de Paris
15. Prof. Le Dung Trang (France) – the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy
16. Prof. Huynh Huu Tue (Canada) – Laval University
17. Prof. Vu Duc Vuong, (US) – San Jose City College

Source: SGGP – Translated by Thuy Hang

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