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Thousand best wishes to Hanoi programme reviewed

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Thousand best wishes to Hanoi programme reviewed

QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Vietnam (HSBC) has reviewed its “Thousand best wishes to Hanoi” programme and granted 100 scholarships worth 500 million VND to a fund of Tuoi Tre newspaper.

The programme was launched on August 30 to collect a thousand best wishes to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

A month after the launch, the programme had received thousands of best wishes nationwide. One thousand best wishes were selected to upload on website . Each wish shows the Vietnamese citizen’s desire for prosperity and development on the millennial birthday of the capital city.

Along with the programme, for each chosen wish, HSBC donated 500,000 VND to Tuoi Tre newspaper’s fund. A total of 500 million VND was granted to 100 disadvantaged students in Hanoi.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Gov’t leader extends wishes on Khmer new year festival

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Gov’t leader extends wishes on Khmer new year festival

QĐND – Friday, April 02, 2010, 22:8 (GMT+7)

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung, on behalf of the Government and the Southwestern Steering Board, has sent his best wishes to Khmer ethnic people on the occasion of their new year festival – Chol Chnam Thmay.

In his letter the Deputy PM praised the Khmer community’s achievements in economic development in 2009 despite the nation’s difficulties.

Over the past year, solidarity among ethnic groups and religions in the region was enhanced, actively contributing to local socio-economic development, he added.

At the same time, Deputy PM Hung expressed his concern on the lack of production land and poor conditions in areas of Khmer people. “In recent years, a large number of poor households escaped from poverty, but the number of relapse is also worrying,” he wrote, adding ministries, sectors and local authorities must work harder to assist the Khmer people.

“I believe that Khmer monks, Achas and all Khmer people will continue to build on your success, overcome difficulties and boost consolidation towards the goal of a prosperous and happy life to celebrate the country’s major anniversaries in 2010,” the Deputy PM wrote.

The Khmer traditional Chol Chnam Thmay lasts three days after the year’s first harvest. This year’s festival falls on April 14-16.

Each of these days has its own name. Apart from worshiping the Buddha, Khmer people believe that every year the heaven sends a god called Tevoda to the earth to look after human beings and their life.

At the end of the year, the god returns to heaven and another one will replace him. Therefore, in the New Year’s Eve, every family prepares a party, burns incense and lights up lamps in a ceremony to see off the old Tedova and greet the new one. They also pray to this god for good luck.

Khmer people always prepare for the new year ceremony very carefully. They clean and redecorate their house and buy necessary food for the holidays. They stop all farm work, relax and set free their cattle. The three official festival days are held in a joyful and exciting way.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND