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Volunteers in Laos celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Volunteers in Laos celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

The Young Volunteer’s Green Summer Campaign 2010 launched by Hanoi’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Hatsaiphong district, Vientiane, Laos from July 19-24 has concluded successfully.


Nguyen Hong Dan, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Union and Chairman of the Hanoi Youth Association, said that the campaign aimed to promote friendship between Hanoi and Vientiane Youth Unions and mark the 1,000 anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The campaign provided free health check-ups and medicines for 1,000 people and presented gifts to beneficiary and disadvantaged families. The Hanoi Union and the Vientiane Union built a club for Phothon school, a joint project between the two capitals to celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary.


The Hanoi Union took part in cultural and sports activities and exchanged experiences with the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.


This is the fourth successive year that the Hanoi Union has organised voluntary activities in Vientiane.


Source: VOV


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Hanoi halts plan to build millennial time capsule

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

The capital city will not carry out a planned project to create a time capsule for the upcoming Thang Long-Hanoi millennial celebrations, said Mr. Pham Quang Nghi, Politbureau member and secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee on March 31.

The time capsule covering on an area of 1,000 square meters in Hanoi Museum won’t be carried out.

The secretary said that it is not feasible to bury the capsule, which was to contain 1,000 cultural objects, underground.


Organizers could also not agree on which items to include in the capsule or when it should eventually be opened. Originally, the container was to be unearthed in 1,000 years by future generations. 


Mr. Nghi said all projects marking the grand celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi must be implemented carefully and thoughtfully.


Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and tourism, Pham Quang Long, also admitted the mistake in organizing a press conference on March 22 to introduce the project which has not been approved by the municipal People’s Committee.

Originally, the Government was to choose 63 items representative of 63 cities and provinces nationwide to be included in the capsule. The remaining objects were to be chosen by the people featuring Vietnamese culture, science and technology as well as reflect the development of contemporary society.

The container was then to be buried underground on an area of 1,000 square meters at the Hanoi Museum in October.


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Hanoi to build millennial time capsule

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 at 2:32 am

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a conference March 22 to lay out plans for building a time capsule to be opened by future generations in the next millennium.

The time capsule locates on an area of 1,000 square meters in Hanoi Museum.

The project, titled “Sending to the next generations,” aims to mark the grand celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi in October.


The capsule will contain 1,000 objects, chosen by the Government and citizens, which represent the current zeitgeist.


Accordingly, the government will choose 63 items that are typical of 63 cities and provinces nationwide. The remaining objects will be chosen by the people.


Submissions must feature the Vietnamese people, culture, science and technology as related to the country, as well as reflect the development of contemporary society.


The items may be famous products, photos, articles related to extraordinary events, or objects that highlight the country’s scientific and technological development, said Nguyen Khac Loi, deputy director of Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The time capsule will be buried underground with a series of stones in the shape of a lotus above, covering an area of 1,000 square meters. Construction of the area will kick off on October 9, said Director of the Hanoi Cultural Fund Vu Phuong.


The lotus comprises 62 stones representing flower petals and symbolizing the country’s 62 cities and provinces.


The local government will hold a ceremony on October 10 to begin marking off the next 999 years annually by inscribing the date on a new stone above the capsule.


The bell-shaped time capsule is made of steel and has a diameter of 2 meters and height of just over 3 meters. Inside are four steel barrels, which will help protect the items over time.


Since the idea for the project was first launched in 2008, however, the time capsule’s organization board has not received any items from cities or provinces, including the organizer Hanoi.


 

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26 bronze drums ready for Hanoi millennial cerebration

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:00 am

Twenty-six out of 100 bronze drums being cast for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi have now been completed, said a representative of the Thang Long-Hanoi Organizing Board at a meeting on March 16.









A representative of the Thang Long-Hanoi Organizing Board tests out one of the completed drums in Hanoi on March 16. (Photo:VOV)


The meeting was held at the Vietnam Revolution Museum in Hanoi by the Vietnam History Science Association.


In addition, 32 casting molds are now ready to make the other drums, said the representative.


To create the instruments, which are reproductions of the time-honored Ngoc Lu, Hoang Ha, Song Da and Quang Xuong drums, artisans are using traditional bronze-casting methods.


The drums are also being decorated using patterns and designs based on the originals, and will feature images related to Thang Long and Hanoi.


Ninety-nine of the 100 drums, which will measure 60 centimeters in diameter and 48 centimeters in height, are being cast in Dong Son District, believed to be the home of bronze-drum casting in Vietnam. 


A final drum, which will measure 1 meter in diameter and 79 centimeters in height, will be adorned with 1,000 dragon images and cast in the Hung Temple dedicated to Vietnam’s founders, the Hung Kings on the 10th of the Third Month, 2010 of the lunar calendar.


The remaining 74 drums are expected to be finished in August, 2010.


Once completed, all 100 drums will be displayed at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature and will be played just once at the grand ceremony for the millennium anniversary in October. They will then be presented to 63 cities and provinces, as well as to selected enterprises nationwide.


One of the drums will also be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards helping poor children and children who are victims of Agent Orange.





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Hanoi flower festival to mark millennial anniversary

In Vietnam Culture on December 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

A festival of flowers will take place at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi from December 30 to January 3 to cerebrate the New Year and mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. Nguyen Khac Loi, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, announced the event on December 25.









Visitors enjoy Hanoi’s first flower streeton January 1, 2009. 


Titled “Lung linh sac hoa Hanoi” (sparkling Hanoi flowers), the festival will display an installation work of 2,000 tulips from Holland on Hang Khay street. Near the statue of Ly Thai To, a nine-meter-tall flower tower will be exhibited with nine dragons weaved from fresh  flowers and fruits.

Installment works made from drums and flowers, a temple made of bamboo, a miniature model of Long Bien Bridge with images of a cherry blossom village, and Vong Thi kumquat trees will be on display on Dinh Tien Hoang Street. Visitors can also enjoy traditional artistic performances of Thang Long-Hanoi on a specially decorated flower stage.

The festival will kick off with fireworks during the opening ceremony at the statue of Ly Thai To and The Huc bridge area.

A flower arranging competition will also be held on December 31 with participation of representatives from 29 districts in the capital.


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100 bronze drums being cast for millennial anniversary

In Vietnam Culture on December 23, 2009 at 11:34 am

The casting of 100 bronze drums for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi kicked off in Dong Tien Commune, Dong Son District in the northern province of Thanh Hoa on December 22.









One of Dong Son drums. Dong Son drums are found in many provinces nationwide.


The work began with a ceremony held by the Lam Kinh Thanh Hoa Heritage Association in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam, Vietnam History Science Association, and Vietnam Young Business Association.


At the ceremony, artisans will use ovens to cast four drums, which are reproductions of the traditional Ngoc Lu, Hoang Ha, Song Da and Quang Xuong drums.


The 100 drums will then be cast by four famous craftsmen in Thanh Hoa Province including Nguyen Minh Tuan, Le Van Bay, Thieu Quang Tung and Dang Ich Hoan using traditional methods.


Ninety-nine of the 100 drums, which will measure 60 centimeters in diameter and 48 centimeters in height, will be cast in Dong Son District, believed to be the home of bronze-drum casting in Vietnam. 


Chairman of the Lam Kinh Thanh Hoa Heritage Association Ho Quang Son said the finished pieces will be decorated with words and dragon patterns.


A final drum will be adorned with 1,000 dragon images and cast in the Hung Temple dedicated to Vietnam’s founders, the Hung Kings on the 10th of the Third Month, 2010 of the lunar calendar.


The 100 bronze drums are expected to be completed on August 15, 2010 and ready for presentation at the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.


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