‘Vietnam Days in India’ helps tighten bilateral ties

An art performance at the event (Photo: VNA)– The “ Vietnam Days in India 2022” programme took place in New Delhi from December 12-14, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties The opener of the programme was the Magical Night Art Performance on December 12 evening by artists from the Viet Bac Folk Music and Dance Theater.Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong said that this art performance is a vivid demonstration of the cultural exchange between Vietnam and India, as audience in India had a chance to enjoy unique art forms of Vietnam, including those that have been recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.This cultural programme will contribute to consolidating and promoting the friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, he added.The Vietnamese Cultural Space at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in New Delhi on December 13 was the highlight of the programme, during which visitors could experience Vietnamese folk art forms such as Dong Ho folk painting, ‘to he’ (toy figurines), and performances of ethnic musical instruments.It also provided participants with an opportunity to learn about the beauty of Vietnamese people and their daily lives through the Vietnam Vitality exhibition featuring outstanding books, photos, and magazines, especially those about President Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam Days Abroad ” is an annual national promotion programme chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. This is the second time the ministry has chosen India as the destination of the programme series, after the first in 2018./.

December 14, 2022 06:11 UTC

Campaign calls for no wildlife-based medicine prescription

Illustrative image (Photo: ENVThe Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on December 13 launched a campaign to call for no prescription of medicines based on wild animal s.According to the ENV, in October and November 2022, the centre called on nearly 2,000 traditional medicine business establishment s in nine cities across the country to join a wildlife-friendly traditional medicine business network, and commit not to illegally trade in drugs and ingredients based on endangered, precious and rare wild species.The poaching, trade and consumption of endangered, precious and rare wild animals still remain complicated, it said, attributing the situation to beliefs and habits of using medicines from wild animals to cure diseases or improve health.ENV Vice Director Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung said traditional medicine practitioners and business establishments should choose to prescribe and trade in sustainable medicines instead of products from wild animals.She called on them to participate in the wildlife-friendly traditional medicine business network, saying that this is one of the ways to show their support and responsibility for biodiversity conservation and protecting the traditional medicine of Vietnam.As part of the campaign to change public awareness of using drugs from wild animals, on November 6, the organisation hosted an annual race #Run4WildlifeHN, attracting the participation of over 350 runners from 25 countries./.

December 13, 2022 15:57 UTC

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